Top

Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy

Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy

Calling all aspiring Windward violinists! Join us for Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy and learn to play the violin from our incredible teacher, Laurie Shimabukuro!

Started in the summer of 2021, Super Strings at Le Jardin Academy is for students who are interested in learning to play the violin and experiencing the joy of music through the violin. We are pleased to now offer both school year and summer violin classes for beginning and intermediate players.

Registration for our 2022-2023 school year session will open on shortly.  Sign up to be notified so you don’t miss out!

Students will learn instrumental technique, rhythmic patterns, note reading skills, listening skills, concepts of musicality, basics of group playing, improvisation, and a variety of musical styles. 

In addition to the time spent in class, students are expected to practice at home daily for optimal progress. Students are also expected to bring their violin, music book, and a pencil to class. We offer instrument loans and financial aid if needed!

This program is presented in partnership with Le Jardin Academy and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii; as such, first priority will be given to Le Jardin Academy attendees and BGCH Kailua members. 

super strings beginning

Beginning Violin Class (School Year)

No musical experience necessary! Children ages 8 & up will learn basic instrument care and technique, start reading music, and learn to follow a conductor in this weekly class.

Class Times

School Year: SATURDAYS from October 2022 through April 2023 (subject to change)

  • Beginning Violin: Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Fall Semester:
    • 10/1 – 12/10
  • Spring Semester:
    • 1/14 – 4/29
Registration

Click HERE to register! Registration deadline is Tuesday 9/20.

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

 

Class full? Sign up for information on Summer Super Strings (when available).

intermediate super strings

Intermediate Violin Class (School Year)

New this year is Super Strings’ weekly Intermediate Violin Class for students with at least 1 year of experience. Building on the Beginning Violin Class, the Intermediate Violin Class introduces fundamentals of orchestral playing.

Class Times

School Year: SATURDAYS from October 2022 through April 2023 (subject to change)

  • Intermediate Violin: Saturdays from 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
  • Fall Semester:
    • 10/1 – 12/10
  • Spring Semester:
    • 1/14 – 4/29
Registration

Click HERE to register! Registration deadline is Tuesday 9/20.

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

 

Class full? Sign up for information on Summer Super Strings (when available).

windward music

Beginning Violin Class (Summer)

We have daily beginning classes available for students grades 3-6, as well as Grades 7-12. This summer class is a great opportunity to have fun and learn something new! No prior musical experience necessary.

Class Times

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

chad uyehara super strings

Intermediate Violin Class (Summer)

New this year is Super Strings’ Summer Intermediate Violin Class for students with at least 1 year of experience. This daily Intermediate Violin Class is an opportunity to level up your violin skills over the summer! 

Class Times

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Registration

Sign up for registration info!

Spots are limited due to limited class sizes and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

Location

Le Jardin Academy

917 Kalanianaʻole Hwy
Kailua, HI
96734

Schedule Overview

School Year: SATURDAYS from October 2022 through April 2023 (subject to change)

  • Beginning Violin: Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Intermediate Violin: Saturdays from 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

 

Summer: Weekdays in the afternoon from June-July, schedule TBA

Tuition

Tuition for the 2022-2023 season is $525.00.

If finances are an issue, we encourage you to apply for financial aid on the registration form.

Age Eligibility

At least 8 years old by August 1. 2022 and for grades 3rd – 12th grade

Instrument Rentals

Hawaii Youth Symphony provides free instrument rental options for currently enrolled students. Students can indicate if they need a rental on their registration form.

Health and Safety Requirements and Expectations
  • COVID-19 Vaccine
    • All students 12 & older will be required to be vaccinated to participate.
  • Masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required at all times

We are essential to the military’s morale and bring a spirit that cannot be replicated by pre-recorded music. Our music helps to soften the fears and anxieties of our bravest citizen soldiers and airmen.

Dr. Brent Rubio

Hawaii National Guard and 111th Army Band

Future Leaders

Every time I hear HYS perform, I think how awesome Hawaii will be with these people as our future leaders.

Tammy J.

Concertgoer

Life-changing!

Participating in HYS was an amazing, life-changing experience. I made lifelong friends and learned to respect myself.

Jason B.

Former Student