Beginner String Ensemble

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 8-11
Type: Ensemble
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 30 Weeks

Schedule: Saturdays at 10:45am

Duration: 1 Hour
Class Size: 8
Price: $630 | $315 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prior Experience: Enrolled in Private Lesson or Band Program
Instructor: Johnna Wu

In addition to private lessons, playing in an ensemble with other strings is essential for students to focus on sound production, sight-reading, tuning, rhythm and setup of the instrument. Young players develop their bow technique, expression and dynamics in a fun group experience. Students will learn to read basic rhythmic values and patterns and play as an ensemble. 

This beginner string ensemble is appropriate for students who have had at least one year of lessons. Students should be able to play and understand the notation for a one octave D major scale. Please speak with your teacher to see if this ensemble is right for you. Students who are not attending lessons at BKCM please contact the CMS Administrative team at to set up a placement interview. 

For more information on BKCM String Ensembles for advanced players, click here.

Fall Semester

September 23rd to January 20th

Spring Semester

February 3rd to June 8th

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here