Maritime Conservatory String Department

The Conservatory’s String Department offers private lessons on violin, viola, cello, and bass with highly qualified instructors who are experienced teachers and performers. We offer string instruction in various musical styles, including classical, fiddle/Celtic, jazz, and more.

Conservatory string students have many opportunities to perform at the Conservatory as solo players and with ensembles. As part of our string program, we offer master classes with visiting artist teachers as well.

The Presto Orchestra (for string players at approximately an RCM 2-4 level) rehearses on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm, and the Chamber Orchestra (for string players at RCM Grade 5 level and up) rehearses from 6:30-8:30 pm on Mondays. Both orchestras perform several times per year and play varied and exciting repertoire.

We also offer instruction and performance opportunities in string chamber music.