Board of Directors
Dennis Slaughter, EdM, DLP President
Evelyn Anton Vice President
Epp Sonin Board Member
Tanya Duncan Board Member
Hagar Shirman Board Member
Linda F. Nathan
Dr. Melvena Green
Mariana Hill Music Director
Naira Cola Posthumous AD
Marcus Hurt Artistic Director
Jordan Pettis Secretary
Wanda Smith Financial Consultant
Tanya Duncan Grant Writer
Shahidah Ahmad Administrative Coordinator
Sharon Robinson- Byrd Faculty Representative
WHAT WE DO
Four Strings Academy provides a space and an opportunity for musicians of all ages to engage in a rich positive environment that spans beyond socioeconomic status, skill level, or genre of music to primarily focus on the classical development of each student.
Students are exposed to a diverse musical repertoire American band music to jazz, blues to hip-hop, with classical music training at the center of it all. We seek to create a landscape where the impact of classical music integrates a student’s life to inspire creativity, instill self-discipline, and help them find their unique voice.
Students learn the skills needed to become professional artists in a very competitive field, if they so choose, and to become lifelong advocates for the arts.
Our Vision is to provide music training to all levels of young aspiring musicians throughout New England.
FSA provides a space for musicians to engage in an environment that spans beyond race and socioeconomic status. To focus on industry musical development.
Four Strings Academy uses the Four Strings of the Violin, EADG to anchor its approach.
What We Believe In
Excellence - Because anything that should be done, should be done well.
Acuity - Because we believe in sharpness of mind and focus
Diligence - Because we believe in practicing not just to get it right but until we can no longer get it wrong
Graciousness - Regardless of how well we play our instruments, we still have to be encouraged to interact in a wholesome fashion with others.