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WHO WE ARE
The destination for quality string and music theory instruction in the South Bronx, IAH Studio provides an affordable, competitive and comprehensive string education to our community and communities alike. Here, we cultivate an environment that's inclusive of the classical music tradition, today's culture and each student's individual learning style.
Technique Our nurturing teachers emphasize a strong, holistic foundation in student’s instrument of choice. Each lesson includes instruction in healthy posture, beautiful tone production, left hand technique, bow fundamentals and ear training. Learn More
Music theory Our curriculum covers the staff, clefs, note names, rhythms, rests, intervals, meter and time signatures, key signatures and dynamics. Students also are taught scales and chords (harmony), melodies, phrases, forms and vocabulary. Learn More
Music History To celebrate the contributions of musicians and artists of color, we take pride in exposing students to the works of black, brown, and women composers and instrumentalist who have paved the way for today’s professional musicians of color.
Mindfulness Music is transformative, and our students are taught how to become consciously aware of themselves, their instrument and the music. They are encouraged to embrace their bountiful minds and bodies. Mental health check-ins and healthy snack breaks are included in each one-hour class session to ensure positive progress and personal growth.
Learning to play a string instrument requires a lot of time, energy and commitment. Developing good technique from the very first lesson allows students a more seamless progression and faster rewarding experience at each lesson. Our nurturing instructors emphasize a strong and holistic foundation in either violin and viola including healthy posture, beautiful tone production, left hand technique, bow fundamentals and ear training. Although lessons are a hybrid of theory-based, Orff and Suzuki pedagogy, the curriculum is constantly evolving to fit each student’s specific needs.
Learning music theory is an integral part of becoming a well-rounded musician. This is why we offer theory as its own discipline as well as allocate time during each instrumental lesson for students to master the world of notation. Our music theory curriculum covers the staff, clefs, note names, rhythms, rests, intervals, meter and time signatures, key signatures and dynamics. Students will also be taught about scales and chords (harmony), melodies, phrases, musical forms and vocabulary.
Bring Quality Music
Programming to your School
IAH Studio offers innovative and one-of-a-kind programming that encourages
cultural conversations in a safe, learner-centered environment.
Looking for engaging programing at your institution?
Young Minds Create Music is an outreach initiative providing 32 week courses (Fall and Spring Semester) of small group instruction-- intended for children ages 6-15, Beginner-Intermediate Level.
Designed to develop musicianship, violin technique fundamentals, cultural consciousness and teamwork through peer interaction, the YMCM program emphasizes performing works by string musicians and composers of color. In addition, students will have access to IAH Studio produced master classes, workshops and faculty performances throughout the year to increase participation and exposure to string music.
At the end of each semester, the program culminates with a free community performance in December (Fall) and June (Spring) to showcase student achievement.
YMCM program is available at your institution or virtually though Zoom or Google Classrooms.
Complete the Contact Form below to inquire about having YMCM at your school.