The string department at Powers has many different paths, each with a strong community of teachers, other students, and parents waiting to share their music with you.
Have a little one just starting out? Kids as young as 3 ½ can learn how to play and care for string instruments in the Suzuki Musical Kids class, a precursor to our full Suzuki program for violin, viola, cello, and guitar. Suzuki lessons and group classes are a good match for parents who are ready to encourage their children, work alongside them, and make music a large part of their family’s lifestyle.
Starting your musical journey in elementary school, middle school, high school, or as an adult? We offer private lessons in as many different instruments and styles as you can think of, including fiddle, violin, viola, cello, bass, and more.
After gaining confidence on your instrument in lessons, Powers offers a wide variety of ways to play and learn with others. During the academic year, the Powers Youth Orchestra, jazz ensemble, or chamber ensembles will help you to go beyond the concepts and technical skills you learn during your lessons each week. Sign up to play at our annual Stein Chamber Music Festival and enjoy the company of other chamber music students and enthusiasts like you! Three summer day programs (Music on the Hill, Suzuki on the Hill, and Fiddling on the Hill) also give string students the chance to continue learning year-round in classical, jazz, fiddle, or the Suzuki method.
Whichever pathway you choose, we hope to help your family build a solid foundation in technique and the tools to enjoy any kind of music throughout your life!
Other ways to learn
Belmont Public School students in 4th and 5th grade will benefit from group instruction in our Saturday Morning Music School program.
Adult students might be interested in joining a viol consort to explore early music.