Youth Lessons

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Youth Lessons 2019-05-23T09:12:19+00:00

Please see main String Program Page for more information.
(Click on String Program and do not choose one of the pulldown options.)

The Strings Program provides lessons to students ranging in age from youth to adult in violin, viola, cello, and bass.

In student lessons, all students work on solo music repertoire and skills development.

Weekly October through May Lessons during the school year

Lessons are available at area schools or in our lesson room located in the Reif Center.

During the October through May Session, students may participate in one of four after school ensembles based upon student playing level.  Students participating in orchestra learn foundational musical skills, while developing teamwork and leadership skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

Students in Grand Rapids may ride a bus from their school to the Middle School for their weekly after school orchestra rehearsal.

Cellos and basses are not allowed on school buses and must be dropped off at the school by parents and guardians.

Click here for concert information.

Prelude (Beginners) Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
Overture Wednesdays 2:45-3:45
Intermezzo Thursdays 3:30-4:30
Chamber Orchestra (advanced) Mondays 3:30-4:30


Click here to register for October through May Strings Program Lessons (youth and adult)

Financial Assistance

IOSP has a limited number of partial scholarships and loans available each year.  Families will be required to submit a proof of income, such as a copy of the most recent tax filing in order to verify income and secure a scholarship. The program may change slightly for the 2019/2020 school year.


IOSP also has instruments for monthly rental for students enrolled in the program

Violins:   $15
Violas:    $15
Cellos:    $25
Basses:   $30

Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program is ADA compliant.

For more information, see main tab “Strings Program”