Strings For Kids

Strings For Kids is in its 10th year in the Greenfield Public Schools!

Strings For Kids is a free music program run by Artspace in collaboration with Greenfield Public Schools. Students who enroll in Strings For Kids are offered a choice of learning to play violin or cello, and receive the following benefits at no charge:

  • Instrument loan for the duration of enrollment
  • Weekly in-school group instruction led by Artspace faculty
  • Guidance on self-directed daily practice
  • Weeklong summer intensives for both incoming and returning students
  • Opportunities to perform at school meetings, Artspace recitals, and occasionally at other venues

If you would like to learn more about the the Strings For Kids program, please call Artspace at (413) 772-6811 or email us at info@artspacegreenfield.com. Check our events page for information on upcoming concerts and support our student performers!

Schedule for the SFK Program as of August 24, 2017

Group Lessons in the schools begin the week of September 11, 2017

Federal Street School:
3rd grade Violins: Tuesdays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Heather Sommerlad
3rd grade Cellos: Fridays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Cecilia Berger
All 4th grade: Mondays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Maria Ramsey

Four Corners School:
3rd grade Violins: Mondays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Maria Ramsey
3rd grade Cellos: Tuesdays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Julie Carew
All 4th grade: Tuesdays 2:55 pm – 3:45 pm with Eleni Yalanis

Newton Street School:
3rd grade Violins: Wednesdays 2:40 pm – 3:25 pm with Maria Ramsey
3rd grade Cellos: Thursdays 2:40 pm – 3:25 pm with Cecilia Berger
All 4th grade: Wednesdays 1:55 pm – 2:40 pm with Maria Ramsey

GMS/MSA:
All SFK students: Fridays 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm with Heather Sommerlad and Cecilia Berger

Saturday ensembles will begin September 23, 2017
3rd graders: 9:15 am – 10:00 am with Heather Sommerlad
4th-12th graders: 10:00 am – 11:00 am with Heather Sommerlad

Strings For Kids Question Of The Week

Week of 9/25:

Question: What Italian word tells you to play a piece of music fast?
Answer: Allegro

Week of 9/18:

Question: What is the name “cello” short for?
Answer: Violoncello

 

The Strings For Kids program is generously supported by the D’Addario Foundation.