For Grades 1-5

Tuesdays or Thursdays (Room 31)

Taught by professional musician and instructor, Dana Scoby, strings classes will help your child learn and enjoy not only the violin, but music of all kinds. There will be two concerts, one in December and another in May. We will also perform at a Flag Salute in the spring.

Parent meeting on Tuesday 9/19/17 8:15 a.m. in the Multi all parents from all strings classes should attend. Please read and sign the parent information packet and return the last page to the parent meeting. Violin sizing meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:45pm by instructor, Dana Scoby

Fee: $235, plus instrument rental or purchase

Location: Room 31

Dates: (see group descriptions below)
Tuesdays* 9/26/17 – 5/22/18
*Classes will be held at the regular times on Teacher Learning Days.
Thursdays 9/28/17 – 5/24/18

Performances on 12/14/17 & 5/24/18 at 7:00pm
Flag Salute: 5/11/18

Cherry Chase Strings is taught in 5 separate groups:

  • Strings 1: For beginners, no experience. Children will be taught in TWO separate groups (Tuesdays 2:40 – 3:30 pm OR Thursdays 2:40 – 3:30 pm).
    *Note:  Parents/guardians of 1st and 2nd Graders in Strings 1 are required to attend class.
  • Strings 2: (Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:15 pm) For those who have had at least 1 year of violin instruction.
  • Strings 3/4: (Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 pm) For those who have a minimum of 2 years instruction and are intermediate in their ability to play their instrument and read music.
  • Strings Ensemble: (if enrollment allows, Thursdays 4:15 – 5:00 pm) For those who have at least 3 years of violin instruction and are advanced in their ability to play and read music.
How To Register

Online registration for 2017-18 will open on the following dates:

  • Strings 1 & Strings 2: 
    Monday, August 28th @7am

  • Strings 3/4 & Strings Ensemble:
    Tuesday, August 29th @7am

All registrations will be through the PTA Store.

Partial scholarship reimbursement assistance through the Cherry Chase PTA is available to those who qualify. Please contact the school office for details.

Questions? Please contact Strings Co-Chairs Gina Willink and Madhavi Gandra at

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