If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare
At Walker Strings Studio, Milford, CT, we have been providing the highest quality instruction in Suzuki and Traditional violin, viola, and piano for over 20 years. Our students range in age from 4 to 84! In addition to offering private violin, viola, and piano lessons, students from pre-Kindergarten to High School may participate in Suzuki groups as well as chamber orchestra classes. Adult chamber orchestra groups are also offered. In addition, at Walker Strings Studio, students receive the preparation they need to perform with regional youth orchestras as well as to participate in Regional and All-State Orchestras. Walker Strings Studio also provides opportunities for students to perform in the community. A yearly tradition, each June students participate in a whole studio recital, an event for the whole family to enjoy!
With a BA in Music from Middlebury College, two Masters of Music from the University of North Carolina, and extensive Suzuki Teacher Training, Carole Komornik Walker, owner of Walker Strings Studio, is uniquely qualified to meet all of her students needs, whether they are a beginning Suzuki violin student of 4 or interested in viola or piano lessons at age 30 or even age 84. Many of Ms. Walker's students have won Regional and All-State Competitions and many are members of competitive area youth orchestras such as the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, the Norwalk Youth Orchestra, and the Neighborhood Music School Youth Orchestra. Under Ms. Walker's tutelage, many of her adult students have become valued members of regional orchestras.
Walker Strings Studio is located at 116 Todd Drive in Milford, Connecticut, and serves students from both New Haven County and Fairfield County, specifically the towns of Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Fairfield, West Haven, Orange, Woodbridge, Monroe, Derby, and New Haven, CT.
In addition, Carole Walker operates a successful wedding and corporate function ensemble, the Magnolia String Quartet of CT, which performs a repertoire of classical, jazz, and contemporary pieces. Carole has considerable experience playing viola and violin with several professional groups including the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwalk Symphony, New Britain Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, and Ridgefield Symphony.
She also has played violin with the rock group "Those Melvins", Jazz violin with 'Vintage', Southern Rock fiddle with 'Midnight Rodeo' and enjoys playing fiddle with her family Bluegrass string band.
Carole has helped me so much in my viola lessons. I made Regionals and All-State last year and had such a blast there!Jenny P., 17, Milford, CT
Carole has taught me so much-- my piano skills have really improved.Joanna S., 43, Orange, CT
I love playing Suzuki pieces on the violin and Carole teaches me how to play fiddle music, too. Lessons are really fun.Paul G., 10, New Haven, CT
I thought I was too old to learn how to play the violin, but in just one and a half years of taking lessons with Carole, I now can play in a community orchestra.Bob R., 68, Stratford, CT
Our string orchestra's going to be performing at the mall in December. I can't wait!Linda F., 11, Monroe, CT
One of the best thing about string orchestra is the cookies and juice we get during our break.Matt D., 12, Milford, CT
Tuition is billed according to a two semester schedule. The Fall Semester runs from late August to mid-January and includes one make-up lesson, and the Spring Semester runs from late January to mid-June and includes one make up lesson. There is an average of 18 lessons per semester, and the lesson schedule follows the Milford Public School Calendar of holidays and school vacations. Lessons are also offered during the Summer using a more flexible format to accommodate the vacation schedules of students' families.
If you are interested in having Carole freelance for your orchestra or band, or having the Magnolia String Quartet perform at your funtion, please call or e-mail for pricing at (203) 285-7169. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carole Walker manages and is part of "The Magnolia String Quartet," a successful wedding and corporate function ensemble which performs a repertoire of classical, jazz, and contemporary pieces.
Visit the Magnolia String Quartet website for more information.