Strings Program

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are offered year-round. 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons are available. You may register throughout the year. Summer lessons are optional. Lessons are appropriate for ages 3 and up. 

Our instructors are all familiar with the Suzuki curriculum as well as many other curricula. Dr. Wang is Suzuki certified Books 1-4. See instructor bios below regarding their other extensive qualifications and teaching experiences

Register for Classes or Lessons


To register for private lessons please complete the Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted to schedule private lessons. 

We offer scholarships for students whose household meet the federal qualifications for  free or reduced lunch. Please contact MAC at 785-537-4420 for more information when registering. 


String Studio Class

Studio classes are designed for students ages 13 years and up. This is a performance class where students play their ready pieces in front of each other and provide feedback to one another. This informal setting develops students' critical thinking and is for intermediate/advanced students. 

Suzuki String Program 


The Suzuki Program incorporates private lessons with group classes. Private lessons allow each child to receive individualized attention and faster pace of skill development while group lessons create a fun and social learning environment and an entirely different skill-set. Parents in this program form a strong bond with their child by attending each lesson and practicing at home with their child. Suzuki is appropriate for students ages 3 and up. The Suzuki method creates a joyful learning environment with parental support; for more about the Suzuki method, please visit: https://suzukiassociation.org/about/suzuki-method/

Suzuki Group Class

Suzuki group classes will be for the students between ages of 4-12. This class includes activities for students and parents (optional), conducted by the teacher. It is for beginner or beginner/intermediate students. The Suzuki Group classes meet on Thursdays for 10 weeks each semester. Suzuki Group may be added on to any CSPA strings registration. We will offer a remote option for class.


Group Violin @ MAC
Manhattan Arts Center's Group Violin classes are an introduction to violin for students ages 4-12. These group classes have a more informal approach and are designed for students who are not taking private lessons. MAC Group Violin meets weekly for 12 weeks each semester. Each level is designed as a one-year curriculum that runs September to May, but students may join in January. See more information about MAC Group Violin classes here.

CSPA String Faculty 

Bridget O'Neill (violin/viola) is majoring in Music Education and German Kansas State University. She is originally from Burke, Virginia and has been playing violin for 12 years. Bridget enjoys helping students find their place in the musical world through the violin.

CSPA String Faculty


Yi-Miao Huang - violin/viola
Kat Sterbenz - cello/bass
Bridget O'Neill - violin/viola

Young children play the violin in our group violin class

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