Fall 2023 Schedule

A local community of young musicians and their families where children’s lives can be changed through studying music

Our unique and comprehensive pandemic era learning program for violin and cello consists of:

  • Weekly individual lessons in person (Berkeley Heights schedule is limited; some students have some of their lessons in Jersey City, coordinated with group schedule)
  • Musicianship and ensemble groups: Saturdays in Jersey City
  • Performance opportunities (pre-pandemic: 6-8 events annually)
  • Remote learning support via practice charts and video exchange
  • Online topic and technique classes for certain online-effective topics

Group classes meet on all days in Jersey City (unless otherwise specified):

Fall 2023 groups:
9:15 Pre-Twinkle
10:00 Twinkle & Book 1
10:45 Book 2-3
11:15 Variable use class period as assigned
12:00 orchestra setup
12:15-12:55 Combined Orchestra (book 2-3 & cello as assigned)
1:00-1:55 Book 4+ / Primary Orchestra
2:00 Variable use class period as assigned
Fall 2023 schedule:
Sept 23, 30
Oct 7(?), 14, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11(?), 18
Dec 2, 9*, 16*
Jan 6, 13(?), 20, 27

Schedule:

  • Violin/Cello-Jersey City (JSQ): Mondays, Tuesdays
  • Violin/Cello-Jersey City (JSQ): Saturdays (groups)
  • Violin/Cello-Berkeley Heights: Thursdays, limited Fridays
  • Piano-Jersey City: contact for details
  • Piano-Warren: contact for details

Upcoming Events

  • Nutcracker program with Yukiko Tanaka & special guests (St. Paul Episcopal Church) – Fri, Dec 1 7pm
  • Newport Mall – Sat, Dec 9 1pm
  • Alaris Health – Sat, Dec 16 2:30pm

Past Events 2023

Past Events 2022

Past Events 2021

Past Events 2020

Past Events 2019

Past Events 2018

Past Events 2017

  • Holiday concert for Chelsea Senior Living residents (Warren) – Dec 17th (3:30 setup)
  • Holiday concert for Alaris Health residents (Hamilton Park) – Dec 16th (2:15 setup)
  • OLC Festival of Christmas Song – Dec 10th
  • Holiday concert at Newport Mall – Dec 9th (12:15 setup)
  • Dinner concert at Brightside Tavern (with Studio of Yukiko Tanaka) – Nov 9th
  • Outdoor performance at Groove on Grove (PATH plaza) – Aug 30th (6:45 setup) performance time between 7:00 and 7:30
  • Van Vorst Park – Aug 12th (12:45 setup)
  • Liberty State Park (TECCS) – June 17th (rain cancellation)
  • Hamilton Park (LCCS) – June 3rd (1:00 setup)
  • Spring recitals – May 20th 11:30am (11:00 setup) & 1:15pm (12:45 setup)
  • City Hall Plaza (JCFamilies) – Apr 29th (10:00 setup)

Past Events 2016

  • Holiday concert at Newport Mall – Dec 10th (12:15 setup)
  • JCFamilies holiday party short program – Dec 10th (10:45 setup)
  • Van Vorst Park – Aug 6th (12:45 setup)
  • Hamilton Park (LCCS) – June 11th (12:00 setup)
  • Liberty State Park (Bike JC) – June 5th (12:45 setup)
  • Spring recitals – May 21st 11:30am (11:00 setup) & 1:15pm (12:45 setup)
  • Exchange Place (JCFamilies) – May 13th (rain cancellation)
  • Hamilton Park (JCFamilies) – May 6th (rain cancellation)
  • NE NJ Suzuki Festival (Ridgewood, NJ) – April 9th

Past Events 2015

Past Events 2014



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