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 email@example.com. Check our events page for information on upcoming concerts and support our student performers!
STRINGS FOR KIDS NEWSLETTER
There will be no Saturday beginner ensemble this semester due to low enrollment.
FACULTY RECITAL FEB. 11th It’s our turn to perform for you! Come to All Souls Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 11th, to see proof that your teachers at Artspace practice, too!
ANNUAL POTTERY SECONDS AND MORE SALE will be on both Friday March 2nd, and Saturday March 3rd, at the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons. ALL SFK Students will perform at this fundraiser, in 20-30 minute blocks on Saturday March 3rd. Please consider volunteering for this event!
10:30-11:00- 3rd grade violins, Newton 1:30-2:00- 4th grade, 4 Corners
11:00-11:30- 3rd grade cellos, Newton 2:00-2:30- 3rd grade violins, 4 Corners
11:30-12:00- 4th grade Newton 2:30-3:00- 3rd grade cellos, Federal St.
12:00-12:30- Advanced Ensemble 3:00-3:30- 4th grade, Federal St.
12:30-1:00- GMS/MSA 3:30-4:00– 3rd grade violins, Federal St.
1:00-1:30- 3rd grade cellos, 4 Corners
Also, please return to your child’s SFK teacher the Volunteer handout we sent home the week of Jan. 29. We need your help at this huge, fun event.
FEDERAL STREET CONCERT will be on March 29th at 6:30 p.m.. All Federal Street SFK students are performing!
ARTSPACE SPRING RECITAL will be on Sunday, May 20th. Save the date! We will divide the recital into two different hours, one at 2 p.m., and one at 3:30 p.m.
SFK Director and Instructor
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
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 This ensemble has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
4th-12th graders: 10:00 am – 11:00 am with Heather Sommerlad
Strings For Kids Question Of The Week
Week of 2/12:
Question: What famous composer was born on Feb. 23?
Answer:February 23: In 1685, George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany. The English Baroque composer is most famous for The Messiah and numerous other chamber music pieces.
Week of 2/5:
Question: When is the Faculty Recital? Will you go to see your teacher perform??
Answer: Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3pm at All Souls Church. YES!
The Strings For Kids program is generously supported by the D’Addario Foundation.