Berkeley Hall School

2022 Spring Semester

String Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-8

Course Description:

Welcome to the Berkeley Hall String Orchestra Program!

All levels welcome and no experience required!

Students will be grouped in classes of similar instruments and ages, where they will learn how to play their desired string instrument. This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the 15+ week program, in addition to learning the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony and traditional note reading.

Smaller group classes will come together as one larger ensemble in the spring, culminating with a final year-end recital or concert video!


We will begin the program offering string instruments only.  Wind and brass instruments will be added in the fall for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders may only choose the violin. (Violins are sized to fit each individual student)
  • 3rd through 8th graders may choose the violin or cello. (Violins and cellos are sized to fit each individual student)


Instruction begins on Monday, January 24th, 2022 and runs through the spring, culminating with a year-end recital or concert video.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Monday after school, with classes starting at 3:20PM and 4:00PM.  (All classes will be completed by 5PM.)

The final schedule and location of classes will be announced via email after enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To aid in your planning, note that younger students and beginners will be scheduled earlier than older students.

Once the final schedule is available, please have your child’s schedule clear after school for their assigned 30 to 40 minute time block and plan to pick them up directly after their class has ended.  

Students waiting to take a later lesson may attend XDC (extended day care) without charge, but must be picked up at the end of their lesson time in order to avoid XDC fees for the time they attend after the conclusion of their class.

Program costs

A program fee is requested from each participant to cover the entire 2022 spring semester (January, 2022 – May, 2022).

  • One discounted payment of $450 – due with registration (covers the entire 2022 Spring Semester program)
  • You will also need to rent an instrument for the program.  Please see below for more information on getting an instrument.

Getting your instrument

Discounted Violin & Cello rental rates have been arranged for participating music students through our official instrument supplier. The “Semester Term” flat rate covers the entire semester until your program has been completed.  All prices from our supplier include FREE DELIVERY to school at the first lesson and pick up at the end of the program following the year-end concert or final music class. 

Please use the links below to rent your instrument and receive FREE deliver to the first music class:

Rent a Violin: $75 flat-rate covers the entire semester

Rent a Cello: $160 flat-rate covers the entire semester

Additional Resources

The program fee covers instructional costs, as well as all music, books and basic supplies given to your child throughout the Semester.

The following additional resources are new and included with your tuition:

  1. Class Portal Page- weekly homework assignments, sheet music downloads, helpful video tutorials, and much more!
  2. Interactive video- get extra help by submitting a video for feedback from one of our teachers!

The only other expense will be the rental or purchase of the instrument (see below).

Private Online Lessons - *OPTIONAL*

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND  supplementing your music classes with online private lessons! 

Add one-on-one private online lessons once per week or once every two weeks for additional online instruction. The lessons are scheduled at mutually convenient times with one of our professional instructors. Private lessons are charged on a recurring basis, once the number of lessons in your block have been completed.

Duration: Ongoing – Charged automatically as your pre-paid lesson blocks are completed.

Private Lesson Fee:

30-minute lessons – scheduled weekly: $160 per block of 4 lessons

30-minute lessons – scheduled every other week: $80 per block of 2 lessons