String and Band Academy

Beginning and Intermediate Level Classes for Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass.

Do you want to learn to play a string instrument?
Do you already play an instrument, but want more instruction than you can get in your school?
Are you an experienced elementary school-aged player, looking for an orchestra with which to play? 

This program is for you!

Taught by two dynamic, experienced instructors, the Stivers String Academy is open every Tuesday at Stivers School for the Arts and Wednesdays and Thursdays at Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy.

Classes are offered for beginning and intermediate level students in grades 4 – 6.  Lesson books and music are provided to every student. Instruments may be rented.

Students will be accepted for the fall term on Sept. 22 and Sept. 29. New students will be accepted again in January.
The cost is $10 per semester.

For more information, contact Lois Clark Ramey at 937-542-7439 or

You may download the application forms here:

String Academy Form                   Band Academy Form


Stivers School for the Arts
1313 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Tuesday  3:30 – 4:20 PM
Beginning and Intermediate Classes

4:30 – 5:20 PM
Beginning and Intermediate Classes
Chamber Ensemble

Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy
Wednesday  3:40 - 4:30 PM
Intermediate Class
Thursday  3:40 - 4:30 PM
Beginning Class       


Non - DPS Student $25.00 per semester  Instrument rental $25 per semester
DPS Student   $10.00 per semester  
Make checks payable to Stivers School for the Arts

Did you know...  

String players use both sides of their brains at the same time!
Playing a string instrument makes you smarter!

Playing a string instrument teaches discipline!
Playing a string instrument relieves stress!
Playing a string instrument brings a sense of achievement!
Playing a string instrument is fun!
People who can play a string instrument tend to achieve more in life!
Highly structured, highly organized music helps the human brain to function in a more organized and efficient manner!

For more information, contact:

Lois Clark Ramey
Stivers String Academy
1313 E Fifth Street
Dayton, OH  45402
937.542.7439 or 937.671.3068

For audition information for Grades 7-8, please go to the 7-8 Audition Information page HERE.

For audition information for Grades 9-12, please go to the 9-12 Audition Information page HERE.

For performance information and schedules, please go to the calendar.