In order to participate in any of Neighbour Note's music programs, you must be at least seven years of age. All participants will be grouped into string ensembles ranging from string duets to string quintets with musicians similar in age, ability, and musical preference. Each group will meet once a week for an hour long coaching with our expert staff to learn classical masterpieces, jazz standards, and even arrangements of your favourite bands and recording artists!
Awaken the chamber musician inside you and discover the music you are able to create with others!
The String Initiative is designed for aspiring string instrumentalists who wish to learn the collaborative aspects of music making. While one-on-one lessons are one of the most important components in learning how to play an instrument, the process of collective music making is difficult, if not, impossible to recreate in a lesson format. For this reason, the String Initiative will allow students to experience the process of playing chamber music and will provide a more enriching musical experience for all involved.
The String Initiative is run by award-winning graduates of the University of Toronto's graduate music programs, specifically members from the Interro Quartet which includes violinists Adam Despinic and Dr. Steve Koh, violist Maxime Despax, and cellist Sebastian Ostertag.
Are you interested in learning classical masterpieces, jazz standards, and arrangements of your famous bands and recording artists? Awaken the chamber musician inside you with our chamber music program!