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Teacher Training at OPSA February 16-18, 2018

We are so excited to be hosting a fantastic weekend of events for our 2018 Winter Workshop next month! This event includes something for everyone! Violin teachers interested in learning more about how to help their students can take our Enrichment course presented...

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Almita Vamos, Stefanie Faye Frank and Charles Krigbaum at Oak Park String Academy

The Teenage Brain

Teenagers! (This might as well say, "Toddlers!") There are some striking similarities with regards to what is occurring in the brain during toddler and teenage years. One of the main messages heard in this video is: be patient, be kind, and for goodness sake...let...

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The teenage brain at Oak Park String Academy

Benefit Concert Videos

Happy New Year! Here is a small portion of our 2017 December Benefit Concert for Heartland Alliance. We will have more videos up on our YouTube channel soon! To view the photos of the concert taken by OPSA parent, Paul Ellenbogen, visit our gallery page.The concert...

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Benefit Concert Videos

Winter Break

We are preparing to power down here at OPSA so we can enjoy some quiet time with our families over the winter break. We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday time and we look forward to seeing you back in January. Classes resume January 8, 2018. Our...

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Winter Break at Oak park String Academy

Benefit Concert this Sunday, December 3 at 4p

Join us for a family-friendly concert this Sunday!   Sunday, December 3 at 4p at Pilgrim Congregational Church   Our students have been working hard to prepare for our annual benefit concert. This year, our concert will benefit the Heartland Alliance....

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Benefit Concert for Heartland Alliance at Oak Park String Academy

OPSA at TEDx Women

OPSA students performed at the TEDx Women event on Thursday, November 2nd. We all had a great time!  Here are some photos from the event!   [gallery order="DESC"...

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OPSA at TEDx Women

An Evening of Community

On October 16 at 6:30p, our Monday night group class students will be visited by a speaker from Heartland Alliance. Students will learn about why we are having a benefit concert, who we are helping and how they are supporting. After we hear from the Heartland...

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Heartland Alliance at Oak Park String Academy

10 Children’s Books for Teaching Growth Mindset

Having a "Growth Mindset" is something we help OPSA families develop as they work towards mastering a challenging skill such as making beautiful music on the violin or cello. Here are several books to help you grow this mindset with your child. To learn even more...

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10 Children’s Books for Teaching Growth Mindset
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