Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble begins its second season this Saturday, 9/24.

click here for audition and application information

Not ready for the touring ensemble? You can still join us for group classes and concerts. Click here for The Group Experience application form.


Teacher Workshop with Cathryn Lee – FULL

“The Bow Arm Journey from Pre-twinkle to Book 10 and Beyond”
Sept. 30-Oct. 2  Info here
This class is FULL as of 9/15/16


Class schedule:
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am
Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am

No classes Aug 31-Sep 3
Regular schedule resumes Wednesday, Sep 7

NO VIOLIN/VIOLA LESSONS August 22-September 5

Lessons resume Tuesday, September 6

Dolce Babies Classes for babies and toddlers age 3 weeks thru 3 years!

Dolce Babies class times: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am Thursdays 9:30-10:30am Saturdays 9:00-10:00am. Try your first class for free. Click here to sign up.

A note from a new Dolce Babies mom…

“My child has been thoroughly enjoying class… Today at lunch she was bouncing in rhythm to the music playing!  Such a joy to see her develop a love of music.  We are grateful to have found Dolce Babies.”   -KB

A note from a former Dolce Babies mom…

“I was blessed to be able to attend Baby Suzuki with Mrs. Danette with my older son for over a year.  He learned so much in just one hour a week and he loved it.  We would sing the songs throughout the week and he would always look forward to class.  I loved that the music was sung in class and not played off a tape records.  I loved that he got to experience real musical instruments.  I loved how patient and loving his instructors were.  Since then we have moved to Qatar.  I have gone to countless music classes trying to find something that even kind of resembles what we had in Mrs. Danette’s class.  Not a single class I have found even comes close to the quality of Mrs. Danette’s class.  She is an amazing teacher and her class is truly one of a kind.           ~M.T.  

Dolce Babies Class Location

Dolce Babies, Suzuki Music Class for Baby and Parent is located inside the Epic Center for Dance 15510 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478 Click here for more information.

Dolce Strings Touring Ensemble’s inagural season is completed!

Saturday, March 12 thru Tuesday, March 15, the tour group took their first “Texas Tour” to San Antonio, Austin, College Station and Brenham! Follow us on Facebook to see pictures and videos of the trip! Click here for tour flyer to see where we went. The ensemble performed at First Congregational Church of Houston, in the Meeting House in March to support FCC Arts With a Mission to benefit local charities, and even had an impromptu command performance at the nearby farmers market that morning during rehearsal. Also that month, the tour group performed in the H-E-B Performance Prelude series at The Wortham Center before the Society for the Performing Arts presents Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang in recital.
Violin, viola and cello students of all ages, currently studying in Suzuki Book 4 and up are encouraged to audition for this exclusive touring ensemble, led by our esteemed faculty, Meredith Harris, Elisabeth Hope and Danette Schuh. Join us to share the joy of making music at home and on the road! Click here for more info.

Dolce Strings & Dolce Babies performed at the Houston Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Houston was filled with the sounds of violins at 3pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Dolce Strings performed in the Auditorium with a special appearance by the babies, toddlers and parents of Dolce Babies. We brought extra scarves and even invited the kids in the audience to join us for a dance! Thank you to all who participated. It was a wonderful afternoon!

Dolce Strings concert review

Dolce Strings performed for a very receptive audience in the lobby at the Morris Cultural Arts Center at Houston Baptist University before the Houston Civic Symphony concert last Friday evening. Click HERE to see photos.
“Hello Danette and Dolce Strings,
On behalf of the Houston Civic Symphony, I would like to thank you again for performing in the HBU Theater lobby before the Friday (March 6, 2015) concert. What a wonderful introduction to the concert for the audience to have a preview of young talent playing in the lobby. Maybe one of these young people will be a concerto winner one day!
I loved the quick transitions from one piece to the next, and the wealth of the repertoire was very impressive. I personally loved how musical each piece was and how well in tune the students played. You have been a fabulous teacher, and the violinists have been fabulous students. It is heart-warming to hear these youth playing so well and to know that they were sharing their talents with the community.
Thank you once again!
Dixie Addington”
Note: we were invited back to perform again in 2016!