Welcome to Giocoso String Program

The Giocoso String Program specializes in teaching violin and viola to students 4 years old through High School. For the youngest Violin/Viola Students, we use the Suzuki Method.

We teach our students using the best Classical and Folk Music available in the Happiest Environment holding to the Highest Musical Standards. For our older students (9 years old through High School), we supplement with Scales, Etudes, Theory Exercises and Sight reading.

The Suzuki Method was founded in 1947 by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Matsumoto, Japan. It is also called the "Mother Tongue Method" or Talent Education because it is based on the simple principal that all children can learn to speak their native language at a very high level.

The Goal of the Giocoso String Program is Dr. Suzuki's goal for all children everywhere in the world "to develop loving, sensitive, well rounded human beings, with beautiful hearts through the study & performance of music."


  • 2016 Princeton University Summer Chamber Music Concerts Please visit http://www.pusummerchamberconcerts.org for more information.

  • Concerts to Attend! Everyone who can attend these Concerts.... should. The PSO is the oldest area Orchestra...... a wonderful Princeton tradition! http://princetonsymphony.org

  • For beginners especially - how to maintain a love for the violin once the secret is out that it's hard...violinist.com

  • A Musical Fix for American Schools Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence. The Wall Street Journal

  • Concerto for two violins Bach, 3rd mvt. Allegro. Youtube

  • Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 - Largo ma non tanto (2nd movement) by Menuhin & Oistrakh. Youtube

  • Bach: Cantata BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Youtube

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1 by Jeanne Lamon and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Youtube

  • Telemann: Concerto in C Major for 4 Violins by Naegele, Ohnheiser, Hori, Kortner, 1973. Youtube