String Ensemble

The string ensemble prepares and presents concerts of music from classic masterworks by Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, and Satie, to Broadway and pop.

For grades 6-12 (with two years experience).  Open to violin, viola, cello, bass & harp students.

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Wendy Dane

Director of Strings, Suzuki Master Instructor

Wendy Dane began performing violin & guitar at the early age of 12 in a variety band with her two brothers.  Graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music, she continued her education obtaining Kindergarten through Grade 12 Instrumental Music Certification.  Wendy has completed Suzuki Association of the Americas registered teacher training for Violin Books 1-8.  She has been referred to as a ‘Master Teacher’ by one of the East Coast’s leading advocates for childhood education.  Wendy has initiated string programs in public and private schools, has taught students from preschool through college levels, and is in high demand as a guest clinician at various string workshops.


As a freelance musician, Wendy performs numerous musical styles including classical, jazz, bluegrass and Celtic.  Ms. Dane won her division of the Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Contest in 2000 and 2007.  She maintains an active playing schedule.


Moving from Wisconsin, Wendy and her husband Peter are excited to be living and working in Arkansas along with their three big dogs: D’Artagnon, Brownie-Red and Jeep-Wrangler.