Strings & Things

The focus of Strings & Things - still a novice-level group - remains on fun, and players show a strong commitment to practice and performance. They learn to be engaging, positive performers, and they play at local community concerts and events.

Age: 9+
Instruments: violin, viola and cello; flute*, piano*, guitar*
Pre-requisite: 2+ years of playing experience
Co-requisite: weekly private lessons
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm, September - June
Performances Include:

  • ~6 community concerts
  • Lynn Valley Days parade (weather permitting)
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp
     

Faculty: Kirin Lamb, Annie Therrien Boulos, Jodie Nowell, Phil Graves
Tuition Per Year: $650
Audition Requirements:

  • All instruments: play a piece you are currently learning
  • Piano only: demonstrate solid triads and inversions of A and G major; and E and B minor, hands separate
  • Guitar only: demonstrate G, D and A major chords; D, A and E minor chords
     

*Limited places available. Please inquire.
 

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  • Testimonials
    "In addition to performing at a number of our special events each year, the youth of the Ensemble has also worked with the Silver Harbour Choir to present intergenerational concerts to the community … a musical delight for the audience and an enlightening experience for both the youth and seniors involved, as they shared their love of music across the generations. The young people of the Celtic Ensemble are always inspiring and heartwarming in their musical talent and generosity of spirit."
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    - Annwen Loverin,
    Executive Director
    Silver Harbour Centre
    North Vancouver, BC