For high achievement in violin, viola and cello performance
  • Group Lessons
    build self-confidence and social skills
  • Private Lessons
    develop a strong work ethic and a lifelong love of music
  • Performance Opportunites
    develop presentation and teamwork skills

Are we the right music school for you?

Founded in 2005, Princeton String Academy has 100 + students enrolled–and growing–and is a unique teaching environment for the following reasons:

  • The benefits of both a small string studio and a large music school

    Due to our size, we are able to offer both private and ensemble instruction and performance, which offers a richer and more engaging learning environment.  In addition, our curriculum includes master classes with prominent visiting musicians and coaching for state and national competitions.  Student recitals, both individual and ensemble, are an important part of our curriculum. We use the Suzuki teaching method, which is premised on how children first learn to speak a language by listening and repeating.

  • The most qualified string teaching faculty in the area

    We have four teachers so we are confident that we have the right teacher for you.  All of our teachers have bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees in music performance from the best music conservatories or universities (see Staff tab).  In addition, to having top credentials, they are dedicated to teaching in a fun and positive manner. (See Awards tab).

  • A proven track record of excellence

    Our students regularly achieve concertmaster and principal violist in YOCJ and GPYO, membership in Regional and All State Orchestras, and top honors in local and national competitions, i.e., NJMTA, Carnegie Hall recitals.  They play in master classes with prominent musicians, i.e., Pamela Frank, Donald McInnes.  Princeton String Academy has a proven track record of private and ensemble music lessons and performance year round.  Our full-time mission is teaching string music.

Contact Form for New Students & Online Lessons:

Phone Number - digits only 1234567

The Princeton String Academy serves the greater Princeton area, including:
Princeton, Hopewell, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Montgomery, Belle Mead, Robbinsville and Lawrenceville.

High Honors in the NJMTA 2022 Spring Contest
December 2019 Recital Video

Performance Opportunities

Group lessons provide the opportunity for students to perform on a regular basis. Attendance is requ
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Chamber Music Program

Students who have mastered note reading also participate in the Chamber Music program. Generally org
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Group Lessons

Group lessons offer students the opportunity to develop their ensemble skills in a non-competitive e
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Private Lessons

Each student receives a 30, 45 or 60 minute private lesson, depending on the age, attention span, an
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Beginning string students as young as four years old may learn to play a string instrument using the Suzuki method of music instruction. All instructors are specially trained in the Suzuki Method of Talent Education and students will receive a combination of private and group instruction. New middle school and high school students take FREE trial lesson.


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    "Our son has taken lessons with Mr. Paul for the past seven years and our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Mr. Paul is a delightful violin teacher -- he is patient, kind, warm, caring and does a phenomenal job of explaining both the technical and the artistic aspects of playing. He has also prepared our son to perform confidently, and as a result he has become a very talented and composed recitalist. Our experiences with other members of the staff have been similarly stellar. Can't say enough good things about this academy."
    Jonathan Pastor, 2022,
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    "I had a wonderful time offering a master class to the Princeton String Academy.  One hopes to find not only students who are prepared, but participants who are engaged and ready to learn.  The eager faces of students and parents alike was my first clue that this community of learning is a vibrant and nurturing environment for success.  Kudos to the Princeton String Academy!"  
    Francine Storck, NJSO Principal Second Violinist,
  • Thanks for the opportunity to do the master class.  I enjoyed seeing you and meeting your talented students....  You are to be complimented for fostering a warm, supportive community, where your students are well taught in every respect.
    Jonathan Beiler, First Violinist, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • “Paul is a fantastic teacher who focuses on strong fundamentals and runs an excellent music school.  The sense of discipline, performance, hardwork and appreciation for music that his school inculcates in young children in invaluable.”
    Suman Rao
  • “Princeton String Academy has given my daughter a lot of opportunities for recitals. Their discipline of performance is awesome. Children are given personal as well as group attention. We are really proud to be part of the Princeton String Academy.”
    Jyothy Padmanabhan