The Frederick String Initiative Violin & harp lessons in Frederick, MD
All students receive their violin and harp lessons from William Stapp and Astrid Walschot-Stapp - the founders of FSI. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stapp are professional musicians with degrees that specialize in violin and harp performance and pedagogy respectively.
Mr. Stapp also holds a degree in Stringed Instrument Technology. FSI holds two solo student recitals each year at the Delaplaine Arts Center in downtown Frederick Maryland. Group classes are held monthly. When necessary, violin/ viola students are fitted with a custom chinrest and shoulder rest. Students are encouraged to attend professional concerts and master classes in Frederick and the Maryland Metropolitan area.
William Stapp received a Bachelor of Music (B.M. violin/ viola performance) from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music (M.M. viola performance) from the University of Michigan where he attended on a full fellowship.
Born in Maastricht Holland, Frederick harpist Astrid Walschot-Stapp began studying the harp at age nine. After studying at the Maastricht Conservatory on the advice of Phia Berghout, she received her Docerend Musicus (teaching degree) and later the Uitvoerend Musicus (soloist diploma) summa cum laude.
- The Frederick Harp EnsembleProcessional by Linda Wood
- Astrid Walschot-Stapp"A Light in the Sea" by Alfredo Ortiz... with an amazing live improvisation by Howard Burns, saxophone.
- Astrid Walschot Stapp - HarpistGreat Day by N. Gustavson - performed at the Frederick String Initiative Recital by Harpist Astrid Walschot-Stapp
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