The mission of The Viola School is to provide the best possible technical, musical and artistic training to violists of all levels and ages, to offer recital experience, and to foster a string community through our mutual connection to the viola. Artist teacher, Donna Lively Clark, is director of the school and has taught private viola lessons since the early 1970ʻs. One of her specialities is the ergonomics of a tension-free approach to the instrument. Ms. Clark has been engaged to teach master classes, viola sectionals, pedagogy workshops and chamber music throughout the United States and internationally in Haiti and Argentina. Her students continue her legacy across America as middle and high school string teachers, university viola professors and members of professional symphony orchestras.