String Academy 1

Congratulations to the String Academy graduates of 2017!

Their final concert of the season was a huge success! Everyone did a great job of showing how much they have learned in just one year! Thank you to the families, the teachers, and the schools for all they do to keep this wonderful program going for the future symphony players of Eugene and Springfield!


Please fill out our SHORT String Academy survey SHORT String Academy survey HERE!  We really want your feedback about the program! 

MAKE friends, MAKE memories, and MAKE MUSIC through ESYO’s String Academy classes!

In String Academy class, your child will…
 – Become proficient in one of four string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or bass
– Learn to read notes and play full songs.
– Get familiar with proper technique and posture.
– Perform in two concerts in front of a live audience!
– Make new friends and meet students from many different schools.

Why does this matter?
 – Children with music instruction score higher in spatial and arithmetic skills.
– Students who participate in orchestra have the lowest levels of use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs amongst any group in our society.
– Nine out of ten adults and youth who play instruments agree that music making brings the family closer together.

No Instrument? No Problem! ESYO rents quality instruments from our own inventory for a very modest rental fee.

Download the 2016-2017 String Academy 1 Brochure – SOUTH REGION
(Camas Ridge/McCornack) Download the Registration Packet for SA1

South Region String Academy | Camas Ridge Elementary
Instructor: Gale Fiszman   Mon/Tue/Thur:  2:15-3:00    Class begins: Oct 3

String Academy | McCornack Elementary
Instructor: Dale Bradley     Mon/Wed/Thur:  2:15 – 3:00    Class begins Sept. 26

Download the 2016-2017 String Academy 1 Brochure – NORTH REGION
(Yujin Gakuen/Corridor/Gilham) Download the Registration Packet – SA1 

North Region String Academy | Yujin Gakuen/Corridor Elementary
Instructor: Lauralie Kallinen    Mon/Wed/Fri  7:20a – 8:05am    Class begins Oct 3

North Region String Academy | Gilham Elementary
Instructor: Lauralie Kallinen    Mon: 2:20-3:05 / Wed: (early release): 1:20-2:05 / Fri 2:20-3:05
Class begins Sept. 26

Download the 2016-2017 BEST String Academy 1 Brochure (Howard, River Road/El Camino del Rio/Spring Creek) EN ESPAÑOL: 2016-2017 Folleto del Programa de Cuerdas BEST 

Download the 2016-2017 BEST Strings Registration Packet (Howard, River Road/El Camino del Rio/Spring Creek) EN ESPAÑOL: Formulario de Matrícula del Programa de Cuerdas BEST 

BEST String Academy | Howard Elementary
Instructor: Ruth Root    Mon / Thurs: 2:10-3:10     Class begins: Oct. 10

BEST String Academy | River Road/El Camino del Rio
Instructor: Dale Bradley    Tues / Fri: 2:45-3:45    Class begins: Oct 18

BEST String Academy | Spring Creek Elementary
Instructor: Sarah Traff    Tues / Thurs: 2:20-3:15  Class begins: Oct 11

Please mail your forms to ESYO, PO Box 5666, Eugene, OR, 97405.
Call 541-484-0473 with questions!