String Day

Join us at String Day 2024!

Saturday, March 23
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
at Powers Music School, 160 Lexington Street, Belmont

Powers string students and faculty – Free!
Non-Powers string students, Teachers, General public – $25 fee (includes all String Day activities + the All Play concert)

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Not a Powers student? Pay your $25 fee here

Questions? Email Powers String Department Chair, Karl Orvik, at

Not a string student? Click here to learn about Workshop Week at Powers, a full week of special presentations, interactive workshops, and masterclasses for everyone!

Designed Especially for You

Using feedback from our community and Workshop Week attendees, we’ve hand-crafted a special day devoted just to string students, with opportunities for all ages and experience levels.

Why come to String Day?

Practice and learn techniques on your instrument, try new ways of thinking and playing, get your questions answered by teachers and leaders in the field, and more.

You’ll feel back on track, ready to challenge yourself and reach your goals, supported by this awesome community of string players.

And here’s the best part.

Imagine being surrounded by a large group of your peers – string players of all ages and experience, all warming up. The sounds of everybody in harmony, playing and experiencing this alongside of you. Feeling the rush of those opening chords, and knowing that here, you matter.

String Day Experiences

All Play Concert

Open to string students of all ages and levels (adults too!), this concert will gather the string community together to experience the power of playing a piece together.

String Instrument Care and Repair

A presentation by Jennifer McSweeny of Acoustic Strings of New England

Powers String Department Panel and Q&A

Have you ever wondered about all the different styles of string playing and teaching methods, like Suzuki, Traditional, and Fiddle? Have you ever wanted to know more about possible career paths for string players, or been interested to know what your teachers’ paths looked like? Have you ever just had a burning question you’ve wanted to ask a string teacher, and never got the chance?

Well, here is your opportunity! Join members of the Powers string department for our first ever panel discussion, where we will answer all your questions, and talk about a range of topics, including differing teaching methods, tips on equipment and accessories, navigating the vast youth music scene in Boston, and much more! This panel is open to everyone, and students and parents/caregivers are especially encouraged to join.

Workshops and Masterclasses

Led by Powers string faculty and outside presenters.

Hardanger fiddle presentation led by Vilde Aaslid!

Raffle prizes!

Refreshments served throughout the day