The Moxie Strings

Strings Can! Educational Outreach Program

By introducing young string players to new genres, styles, and techniques, The Moxie Strings help students begin to explore their instruments as a vehicle of creativity, and open the door to becoming great musicians, not just great classical players. The band delivers their message in a fun, accessible way, and stands before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds!

In addition to being seasoned performers, Diana and Alison have extensive teaching experience and hold degrees in music and music education. They've spent much time researching the introduction of improvisation and composition to classical string students of all ages, and have developed a series of activities to make instrumental creativity fun, comfortable, and accessible.

The Moxie Strings' clinics can be adapted to reach all age groups and can vary in length and content. Clinics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning by ear
  • Improvisation
  • Rock, Blues or Fiddle Styles
  • Arranging
  • A Moxie Strings performance or an evening concert
  • Recruitment/Retention Concerts
  • Tune-writing
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestral Arrangements
  • Composition
  • FUN

"My students were so energized by the clinic that we started an alternative styles club!" - Ann Marie Jones, Orchestra director, Traverse City West High School

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