Welcome to Spy Pond Strings!

The String Studio of Violinist and String Educator Joshua Garver

Photo Credit: Xenia Helix Photography

Educational Philosophy

Technical Foundation

Foundation is key. Students in my studio will develop a healthy physical relationship with their instrument, one which will promote the creation of beautiful sounds through healthy, relaxed motions, free of tension.

Growth Mindset

Learning is a reflective process, one that needs to be tailored to the student. We will set goals, practice, and evaluate progress throughout the students musical journey, all in a non-judgmental, positive learning environment.


At its core, learning a string instrument should be fun! My goal is to create a learning environment where my students embrace challenges with curiosity, celebrate their progress, and share their music with their community.