North Coast Strings Spring 2019 Session

February 12 - June 30, 2019

North Coast Strings (NCS) Adult Orchestra is an educational program for adults (21 and over) who would like to learn or refresh their skills on violin, viola, cello or bass in a non-competitive environment. It appeals to both the beginning musician as well as the intermediate player who has some experience on their instrument but is not quite ready to audition for a community orchestra. 

For the Spring 2019 Session, the North Coast Strings is happy to offer three opportunities for adult amateur musicians:

Skill Building — Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:45 PM

This learning group is geared to the adult who has no—or very limited experience on—violin, viola, cello and bass, and very basic or no skills in reading music.  Led by Judy Coker, this group focuses on elementary skill building with limited repertoire. 

Orchestra One — Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:45 PM

Conducted by Alyze Dreiling, this group is for adults with at least one year of experience playing violin, viola, cello or bass and who have some skills in reading music and playing rhythms. Repertoire is in the elementary to intermediate range. Some rhythm and scale work opens each rehearsal.

North Coast Strings (NCS) Orchestra —Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Conducted by Alyze Dreiling, this group is for players who are comfortable with their instrument after having played for several years either recently or in the past, have solid music reading and rhythmic skills, but are not quite ready to play in a community orchestra. Rehearsals focus on repertoire that is in the intermediate to advanced range. Each section is led by a professional musician.

Information Session: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Rehearsal Schedule for this Session:

  • February 19, 26

  • March 12, 19, 26

  • April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • May 7, 14, 21, 28


  • TBA - Early June 

Session Fees

  • $195 to join one group (Skill Building, Orchestra One OR NCS Orchestra)
  • $250 to join two groups (Skill Building + NCS Orchestra OR Orchestra One + NCS Orchestra)

Credit Cards and cash accepted; please make checks payable to the Museum of Making Music.

This program fee is non-refundable and there will be no refunds or credits for missed sessions. If you are unsure if this group is the right fit for you, you are welcome to attend the first two rehearsals (February 19 and February 26) before making the financial commitment.  All registrations must be paid in full by Tuesday, March 12(Please note scholarships are available. See below for information on how to apply.)


The Museum purchases print music, and will LEND all participants the sheet music for the session. This music must be returned at the end of the session. Please make markings in pencil and erase before returning. If you would like to purchase the music, we will provide the website for the music selections and you may purchase on your own.


Partial and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Please contact Alisa Mize at the Museum of Making Music for an application and more information:

Photo/Video Release

By participating, you grant permission to the Museum of Making Music and/or NAMM to use photographs or videos obtained during your participation in any North Coast Strings rehearsal or concert in any promotional, educational or other materials produced by or for the Museum of Making Music and hereby waive any and all right to control inspect, or approve such usage. If you do not agree to this please contact Carolyn Grant.

Personal Items & Belongings

The Museum of Making Music is not responsible for items left behind after rehearsals or concerts.

Seating Chart

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