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Lab School


The UNM Lab School is the teaching component of graduate and undergraduate String Pedagogy degrees. String Pedagogy students teach in the Lab School each semester they are enrolled.

Student Registration

Pedagogy Student Support:

  • A staff of experienced, professional teachers oversees all group lessons, supporting, guiding and encouraging the efforts of our students
  • A student mentoring program also exists in which more experienced students give personal help and insights to inexperienced students
  • Each semester, students 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
  • Students observe and assess each other during regular “Demo Lessons” as well as during all Lab School classes


The UNM Lab School has two 14-week semesters, including:

  • Regular recitals where children perform in groups and alone with a professional accompanist
  • Graduated classes in violin, viola and cello for children, ages 3 and up
  • Semester Gala Concerts in which all UNM students, faculty and community children participate
  • Classes include: Music Mind Games, Reading, Repertoire, Improvisation, Jazz and Fiddling

Parent Program

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

2016 – 2017 Semester Dates: August 19th – December 3rd

  • 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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