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Adult Orchestral Strings

High School Through Adult - We will be starting beginner classes this fall.

The Community String Project offers lessons for high school students and adults on the violin, viola, cello, and bass in 15-week sessions.  Aspiring musicians start in the Beginning Adult Ensemble.  Experienced musicians will be guided to the appropriate intermediate or advanced ensemble.  Registration for Beginning Adult Ensemble occurs every fall.  Experienced musicians can join in the fall, spring or the eight-week summer session. 

Registration Fee is $250 for a 15-week session


Instrument rental information available here

Please go here for summer programs

Adult Guitar Ensembles

High School Through Adult - Instructor: Vicki Boyle 

We will be starting beginners in the fall.  


The Community String Project is now registering adults for beginning and intermediate classical guitar. This session will run for 15-weeks beginning first week of October and running through mid January.  All rehearsals take place at Mt. Hope High School.  Students must provide their own classical guitar, foot stool and method book. Registration Fee is $250 for a 15 week session.

Beginning Classical Guitar Ensemble - Adult students learn classical guitar in a group setting. No previous musical knowledge is needed; ability to read music is helpful but not necessary. Students will learn first position notation, classical guitar technique, right hand PIMA finger style technique, chords, and beginning solo and ensemble classical guitar literature. Classes are held Tuesdays 5:20-7:00PM for Beginning Ensemble and 7:00-8:40 for Advanced Guitar at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI.

Intermediate/Advanced Classical Guitar Ensemble - Designed for intermediate-level adult students who are developing ensemble skills. Prerequisites include the ability to read music in first position, play chords and some knowledge of right hand PIMA rest stroke and free stroke. Students will focus on further developing their skills in right hand fingerstyle technique, position studies, and intermediate solo and ensemble literature.

Adult Classical Guitar classes will meet as follows at Mt. Hope High School

  • 6:30-8:10 Beginning

  • 5:20-7:00 Intermediate

  • 6:30-8:10 Advanced

Students must provide their own classical guitar and guitar footstool. (Electric or Acoustic, steel-string guitars are not acceptable.)


Other required materials and purchase information available here.

CSP is always seeking highly qualified instructors on violin, viola, cello and bass, in addition to conductors for our youth and adult ensembles. If you are interested in becoming a member of the CSP team please contact us at the below address. Here is a copy of the job description.


To apply, email your résumé and a cover letter to  Call 401-500-1243 for more information

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