Registration is closed for the 2021-2022 school year. Come back in August 2022 to register for 2022-2023.
The String School offers group music lessons on violin, viola, cello and bass to students in grades 3-12. Classes are taught by professional musicians and educators, with additional support provided by Franklin High School music mentors. There will be two concerts, one in December 2021 and one in April 2022.
--All classes are offered Mondays at Horace Mann Middle School beginning Monday September 27, 2021.
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Beginner I Strings (Mon., 3:30 PM, 45-min, $350):
Small group instruction for students entering grades 3, 4, or 5 with no prior playing experience. (NOTE: 6th grade beginners may sign up at their middle school for the middle school orchestra, which takes place during the school day.) Check out our introductory video for Beginners!
Beginner “Plus” Strings (Mon., 4:30 PM, 45-min, $350):
Small group instruction for students entering 5th or 6th grade whose Beginner I or Beginner II Strings class was cut short by COVID-19 in March 2020.
Preparatory Orchestra (Mon., 5:30 PM, 60-min, $375):
Larger group instruction for students with three+ years of playing experience and who must be in a school day ensemble.
Repertory Orchestra (Mon., 5:30 PM, 60-min, $400):
Advanced Orchestra -- acceptance by audition. Repertory Orchestra is for students in a school day ensemble. Weekly private music lessons are also strongly encouraged. In addition to the two String School concerts, the Repertory Orchestra also performs in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival in April 2022. Prior to MICCA, the students will work with a guest clinician to receive feedback on their performance in preparation for the festival. Returning Repertory students may register without an audition. New students should not register until they have auditioned and been accepted into the orchestra. Auditions will take place on September 17th at Franklin High School. Sign up for your audition HERE. Please contact Mrs. Diane Plouffe, firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.