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Stivers String Academy
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Stivers is a School for the Arts.  As such, the cost to provide these extra art services is covered primarily by the Magnet Fees each student pays.  However, there are many additional items, including adjunct instruction, that are not covered. 

The seedling Foundation is the organization that manages the fundraising for Stivers.  Please click HERE for more information.

Stivers also participates in Box Tops for Education.

Stivers String Academy

Do you want to learn to play a string instrument? Do you already play an instrument, but want more instruction than is available in your school? Are you an experienced elementary school-aged player, looking for an orchestra with which to play? This program is designed for you! Taught by dynamic and experienced instructors, the Stivers String Academy opens its doors every Tuesday.

Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass Classes
Beginning and intermediate level classes are offered for students in grades 4 – 8. The cost to enroll in each class is only $10 per term for Dayton Public School students and $25 per term for students from other school districts. Lesson books and music will be provided to every student at no additional charge. Instruments may be rented from the school for only $30.00. The fall term is from September through November and the spring term is from January through April. A performance is presented at the end of each term.

Dayton Community Elementary Orchestra
The Dayton Community Orchestra is designed for students with playing experience who want to learn how to be a member of a large ensemble. Two to three performances are scheduled throughout the school year.

Music Literature
Students will learn the fundamental playing skills needed to sound wonderful in many different types of music. Students will apply those fundamental skills to many different styles of music including (but not limited to!) African, Arabian, Celtic, Bluegrass, Rock’n’Roll, American Folk, and European Classics.

Lois Clark Ramey is the string specialist at Stivers School for the Arts and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is a frequent guest clinician at area orchestra festivals, an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association, and a gifted intervention specialist. Mrs. Ramey has led many orchestras, small ensembles, and soloists to superior ratings at music festivals and competitions.

For information about schedules and fees, and a registration form, please download the brochure:  COMING SOON!
For more information contact:

Lois Clark Ramey
1313 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 542-7426 or (937) 277-6084 


Volunteers are needed and appreciated at Stivers.  If you would like to volunteer, please see our Parent Association page. 

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Dayton Public Schools
Ohio School Report Cards