Strings For Kids is in its 12th 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 and large ensembles 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our events page for information on upcoming concerts and support our student performers!
ANNOUNCEMENTS and INFO
Due to COVID-19, all Strings for Kids Classes are canceled until further notice. We will be in touch early next week with class assignments and videos as we know there will be LOTS of time for practicing while school is out!
SFK teachers will be holding “office hours” via zoom as follows:
Meeting ID: 356-725-353
Meeting ID: 999 340 501
Meeting ID: 617-957-298
This is a great resource if your child is having trouble with something or you need help tuning, or your child just wants to see a teacher face to face!
Welcome to Strings for Kids!
First Semester began on Monday, September 9th and runs through January 24th. Second Semester begins on January 27th and ends on May 29th.
We will not have classes the weeks of November 25th, December 16th, 23rd, and 30th, February 17th, or April 20th, If there is an early release on your child’s lesson day, classes will not be held that day.
1:55- 2:35- Newton School 3rd Grade Cellos- Julie Carew
2:55- 3:45- Four Corners 3rd Grade Violins A- Rafe Wolman
Saturday Ensembles (at Artspace) held at the end of each week that we have classes
November 9th 4:00pm at GHS- concert with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra
March 7th– Pottery Seconds and More Sale at GCC- all Strings for Kids students will perform during the day
May 17th– 2pm at the Shea Theatre(!)- Strings for Kids end of year performance
July 13-17th Continuing Strings for Kids Students Summer program at Artspace
Beginner Parent Workshops
We will meet the first Monday evening at 7:30pm OR the first Saturday at 10:00 of each month* (October -Dec and Feb-May)- Choose the day (Monday or Saturday) that works best for you.
*The March Saturday Meeting will be held on March 14th because of the Pottery Sale.
Continuing Parent Workshops (Every 3 months during the school year)
Meeting #1- October
Saturday Option, October 5th 10:45am OR Monday Option October 21st 7:30pm
Meeting #2- February
Saturday Option, February 1 10:45am OR Monday Option February 24th 7:30pm
Meeting #3- May
Saturday Option, May 2nd 10:45 OR Monday Option May 18th 7:30pm
The Strings For Kids program is generously supported by the Classics for Kids and D’Addario Foundations.