Strings at SCE

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Sam Ou, chair
Carol Ou, assistant chair

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass | Harp

More about private lessons

Welcome to the CE String Department! We are a vibrant and supportive community of professional musicians and students of all levels and from all walks of life. Our intent is to help foster and develop musical skills in a nurturing environment that's also appropriately challenging and caring. Whether you're a beginner with lifelong dreams of playing the cello, a moderately proficient violinist interested in improving your technique, or an advanced violist wanting to eventually apply to a music conservatory, we have inspiring teachers dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you through your musical journey. Please check us out at our regular string workshops that we host every semester. We look forward to getting to know you and to start or continue your musical journey with you this year!

Private Lessons:

Registration for fall lessons is available on a rolling basis. New students, please contact Sam Ou or Carol Ou for placement auditions at or

A note on online learning:

Whether online or in-person we remain dedicated to your growth as musicians and to keeping our community connected.

We are actively arranging virtual one-on-one placement meetings with our Department Chairs who are excited to get to know you and your musical aspirations.

To learn more, please email

Strings Workshops and Recitals:

Fall 2021:
Friday, Oct. 8th, 7-10 pm: workshop, Burnes Hall
Friday, Nov. 12th, 7-10 pm: workshop, Burnes Hall
Friday, Dec. 10th, 7-10 pm: recital, Pierce Hall

Spring 2022:
Friday, Feb. 11th, 7-10 pm: workshop
Friday, Mar. 11th, 7-10 pm: workshop
Friday, Apr. 8th, 7-10 pm: workshop
Friday, May 13th, 7-10 pm: recital