Summer 2018 Courses

Music 102: De-composed / Jumpstart Cello / Private Lessons / How to Register

Download a summer 2018 brochure.

Download a registration form to print, fill out, and return to the address listed below.

Music and Movement: Introduction to the Orchestra

We have a fun, engaging, and educational curriculum for the youngest musicians in your family. Throughout the six-week program, your child will learn about all of the different families of the orchestra while moving, shaking, singing, and having a great time! 

Tuesday Evening

Instructor: Cheryl Trace
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.  It's too late to register for summer but check back in August for our fall schedule.
Beginning Date: June 12
Number of Classes: 6
Tuition: $60
Age: Toddler-age 6

Thursday Morning

Instructor: Cheryl Freeman 
Day: Thursdays
Selection 1: 9:30-10:15 a.m. It's too late to register for summer but check back in August for our fall schedule.
Selection 2: 10:30-11:15 a.m. It's too late to register for summer but check back in August for our fall schedule.
Beginning Date: June 14
Number of Classes: 6
Tuition: $60
Age: Toddler-age 6 

Chamber Camp!

Playing in a group is a great way to develop new skills and make new friends. Being coached by members of the Toledo Symphony family makes it even better! Join us for a challenging, yet motivating week. Expect daily rehearsal time, coachings, conducting classes, and seminars. Showcase what you learned on the recital Saturday, July 14 (10 a.m.) Pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply, or you will be placed in an appropriate level class. Music will be sent to you in June so you can be prepared for your first day of camp! Repertoire will be determined based on level and instrumentation of those enrolled. Anticipated enrollment is that of Suzuki mid-Book 2 and above, approximately ages 10-18. 

Chamber Camp registration has closed. Please contact to see if there is space in an ensemble.

Music 102: De-composed

Building off of the popularity of Music 101: Music for Dummies, Music 102 will offer an in-depth, whimsical review of the great composers, featuring musicians and staff of the TSO. Each week, we will highlight two composers and you decide who wins in a head-to-head battle in the cage-match of lasting legacy and compositional influence! Featured composers include Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Handel, Mahler and more.

Instructor: Various
Day: Mondays
Beginning Date: June 4 *note: no class on July 2! 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Number of Classes: 6
Tuition: $150
Age: 21+
Instrument: None
Experience: None

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Jumpstart Cello!

A five-day introduction to the cello. This intensive is for students ages 6-12 who are in the early stages of cello study, with zero to one year of cello experience.  TSSM faculty member Taylor Stobinski will cover basics such as instrument care and handling, proper set-up, as well as beginning fundamentals that will set the stage for success when formal instruction begins. This class can be used as an introduction to the cello for student who want to begin study in the fall and as a way for currently playing students to learn with more focused attention. Students who wish to continue their private lesson cello study at the TSSM after Jumpstart Cello may do so at a reduced rate.

Instructor: Taylor Stobinski
Day and Time: Monday through Friday, 9-10:30 a.m.
Dates: July 30-August 3 
Number of Classes: 5
Tuition: $72
Age: Ages 6-12

This class is appropriate for students with zero experience as well as students in their first two years of cello study. 

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Private Lessons

Continue your one-on-one work with your private teacher this summer. Sign up for as many lessons as agreed upon with your teacher. New TSSM students will be placed with a teacher once their registration form has been received.

Instructor: Various
Age: 3+ 
Instruments: Suzuki violin, viola, cello, flute, harp and piano. Other instruments available, please contact the office.
Time: Scheduled directly with your private teacher
Tuition: Determined based on lesson length and the number of lessons the students has enrolled (please see Registration Form for more details) 

How to Register

Registering for Group Classes

  • Visit and follow prompts OR
  • Submit the registration form along with payment to

Toledo Symphony School of Music
P.O. Box 407
Toledo, Ohio 43697

Registering for Private Lessons

  • Current TSSM students: Please discuss summer lessons with your teacher prior to filling out a registration form. Once the form is completed, return with payment to the TSSM office PRIOR to your first lesson.
  • New TSSM students: Complete the registration form to the best of your ability, leaving the number of lessons blank. Once your form has been received, the office will work to place you with a teacher, who will contact you directly to arrange lesson time and start date. At that point, total tuition will be figured. One month’s tuition is due PRIOR to your first lesson.

If you have any questions regarding private lessons or any of our group classes, please contact the office.

The TSSM reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment.

Download registration form.

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