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|Looking for beginner string programs for young children? Check out the Early Childhood and Youth Programs section, which include lessons, prep and group classes in Suzuki method and the Colourstrings approach.|
Making music together is a deeply social activity, teaching an understanding of collaboration, respect and working together as a team.
The VSO School of Music is home to four string ensembles: Preludio Strings for beginners; Intermezzo Strings for intermediate players and the renowned Sinfonietta Strings for advanced students, as well as an Adult String Ensemble (Camerata Strings). All ensembles perform regularly, both in the School, the Orpheum and in the wider community, with the Sinfonietta Strings getting opportunities to play side-by-side with the VSO as well as in pre-VSO concert performances. All youth string ensembles gather together in Spring for the Camp Charis Strings Retreat, a memory-making and bonding experience that is loved by all. For those who aim to join an ensemble eventually, the Strings Tune Up Class provides the perfect opportunity for young violinists to hone their skills and try group playing, in preparation to join an ensemble.