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In the UNM String Lab School, students are offered opportunities to learn and grow from professional Suzuki educators and college interns—the UNM String Lab School is the teaching component of graduate and undergraduate String Pedagogy degrees. Students who enroll in the String Lab School are taught by string pedagogy students (interns) who work under the supervision of professional music educators (coordinators).

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UNM String Lab School Structure:

  • Classes during the scholastic year include two 13 week semesters
  • Graduated classes in Suzuki violin, viola, cello and bass include weekly Suzuki repertoire group and private lessons
  • Regular recitals where children perform in groups and alone with a professional accompanist
  • Gala Concerts showcase skills children have acquired throughout the semester


Parent Program:

  • All new parents take a year-long course designed especially for their needs in guiding home practice, managing schedules, Suzuki philosophy and helping to create interest and enthusiasm in their children
  • Just for Parents is a regular series of events that continue parental education, support and inspiration


Pedagogy Intern Support:

  • A staff of experienced, professional Suzuki teachers oversees all group lessons, supporting, guiding and encouraging the efforts of our college interns
  • A mentoring program also exists in which more experienced interns give personal help and insights to inexperienced interns
  • Each semester, interns video three consecutive lessons, review the videos for self reflection and assessment, then meet with pedagogy faculty for an additional assessment and feedback on their developing skills
  • Interns observe and assess each other during regular demo lessons as well as during all String Lab School classes

Our 2018-2019 School Year begins August 17-18

  • Click the brochure link for more information about the UNM String Lab School
  • Click the class offerings link for more information about the classes we are offering this semester
  • If you have any questions about your child’s registration, please contact Laurie at

Register your child for the UNM Lab School!

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Contact the Lab School

Susan Kempter, Director
Laurianne Lopez, Program Coordinator

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