The UNM String Lab School announces two sharing concerts for children studying strings on the university campus.

On Friday, Dec. 2, the intermediate and advanced repertoire classes will perform at 5 p.m. in George Pearl Hall, UNM School of Architecture. On Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning classes (students as young as age 3) will share what they have learned at 9 a.m. in Keller Hall, UNM Center for Fine Arts.

Mad About Music, the advanced repetoire and touring group of the UNM String Lab School, will perform at Friday’s concert. Mad About Music recently toured Ireland where students performed three concerts. Mad About Music has travelled to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington D.C., Maryland, Florida, Texas, and Mexico and is starting preparations for its next tour in 2018.

Founded in 2001 with a single family, the UNM Lab School now serves more than 165 families. Using the Suzuki method, the UNM String Lab School embraces the philosophy “every child can learn.” The Suzuki repetoire is carefully designed for step-by-step mastery, with children progressing at their own pace. Listening, repetition and encouragement are cornerstones of the Suzuki method.

The UNM String Lab School offers a unique learning experience. Children are taught by String Pedagogy college students who work under the supervision of professional music educators. Children in violin, viola, cello and bass participate in weekly repertoire groups, weekly private lessons and reading classes.

Enrichment classes such as fiddling, ensemble, music inventions, and improvisation are also available. String Lab school students and families learn, have fun, and become part of the Albuquerque music community.