Adult Education

Pre-Concert Talks
Join us one hour before every Classics or Welltower Mozart & More performance, and prepare for concerts through the artistic lens of a TSO musician, a conductor or maybe even a guest artist. Understand the upcoming concert through the artist’s perspective, engage in the artistic process, and maybe even learn new musical facts, theory, or context. This free lecture does not require registration: just show up, ready to learn! *Lectures will occur at the same venue as the concert.



Gather a group of your favorite people to make music with and we will find a coach for you! Ensembles sign up for a series of 6-one hour coaching sessions. Yes, we can coach a standard string quartet but we also have experience with flute choir, woodwind quintets, and more! Performance opportunities will be provided, but not required.

$100/6 hours of coaching


Private Lessons
“Suzuki” lessons aren’t just for kids. The special training TSSM teachers receive allow for a difficulty process (learning music) to be broken down into easily tackled steps.  Performance opportunities are provided but not required! Lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60-minute lengths. Chose violin, viola, cello, flute, piano or harp! Adults over age 18 pay a reduced program fee which DOES NOT include group class, however, you may enroll in group class to complement your private lessons!


Beginning Strings Class
This class will teach adult beginners the basics of (bowed) string techniques in a fun and supportive environment.

10-week sessions follow the TSSM Violin Group Classes dates

Classes will be held Monday evenings from 6:30-7:15

Tuition: $120

Teacher: TSSM Faculty


(More) Beginning Strings
Brand new! Based on the popularity of this summer’s Beginning Strings Class, this is for adults (age 18+) who have beginner’s knowledge/experience of bowed, string instruments.

10-week sessions which follow the TSSM Violin Group Classes dates

Classes will be held Monday evenings from 7:30-8:15

Tuition: $120

Teacher: TSSM Faculty

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