JES/ASO Violin Partnership

JES/ASO Violin Partnership

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is returning to Jefferson Elementary School to offer violin group classes. Dr. Tze-ying Wuhas designed a one-year curriculum for an after-school program named “Introductory Violin in Your School.” This program provides violin beginners a chance to build a strong foundation for technique, as well as, an introduction to music theory in a group class setting. A second-year program is possible if the enrollment reaches at least 8 students for the following year.

About the Instructor 

Violinist/violist Graham Jones is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He has recently relocated from Asia where his performances included orchestral appearances with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and, as a Baroque violinist, the Early Music Society of Hong Kong. As a committed music educator, Graham has held teaching posts in the US and Asia including Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department and music schools in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Chicago area. His experience includes teaching private lessons using both traditional and Suzuki methods, coaching chamber music and directing orchestras.  Graham is a registered Suzuki violin teacher and additionally holds Suzuki piano teacher certification.  He credits his love of teaching to his mentors Kimberly Meier-Sims, his Suzuki teacher trainer at The Cleveland Institute of Music and his mother, a pedagogy student of Paul Rolland. Mr. Jones holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  


Program Information

Time:Monday at 2:35-3:35p for beginner level students
Place: Jefferson Elementary School music room
Begin date: Thursday, September 17th 
Length of the program: 12 weeks
Fee: $130-$170* depending on the number of students enrolled
Students are required to obtain their own instruments. The Little Rock Violin Shop can help determine the size of the instruments. 
Violin rental recommendation:

Little Rock Violin Shop


For questions, please contact:
Jen Holman at [email protected]
Graham Jones at [email protected]
Tze-Ying Wu at [email protected]