Education

The Moxie Strings are dedicated educators and have spent the last 10 years inspiring, empowering, and motivating students through music. Diana and Alison enrichment workshops for musicians of all ages, perform in an assembly format for non-musicians, and also present on their research and methodologies to teachers at  music education conferences. During most clinics, The Moxie Strings perform for students on electric instruments, teach music by ear, and introduce non-classical playing styles. They have researched and created an innovative sequence of activities designed to introduce improvisation to classically trained musicians, which they employ at every clinic. The Moxie Strings deliver their message in a fun, accessible way, and stand before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds. 

The future of music could not be in better hands.”

— Current Magazine

The Moxie Strings Clinics (compilation)

The Moxie Strings have curriculums designed for all age groups, and can vary in length and content.  Clinics often include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning by ear 
  • Improvisation 
  • Rock, Blues or Fiddle Styles 
  • Arranging 
  • An Evening Concert 
  • Recruitment/Retention Concerts 
  • Tune-writing 
  • Music Theory 
  • A Moxie Strings performance 
  • Orchestral Arrangements 
  • Composition 
  • FUN
My students were so energized by the clinic that we started an alternative styles club!”

— Ann Marie Jones, Orchestra Director

Fairfax TV Special: "The Art of Musical Improvisation"