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Elementary School Programs

For students grades 3-5 (This year due to covid we will delay starting beginners, dependent upon our ability to meet in person)

​Two 15-week sessions (Oct.- Jan., Feb. - June) are available after school at the Bristol/Warren elementary schools. Students may choose violin, viola, or cello in the 3rd grade and bass in the 4th grade.  Each student will participate in two 50 - minute group lessons per week (except school closings, holidays, vacation, and snow days). A concert is held at the end of each session. Beginners are only accepted in the fall.


 This fall with covid our youth program in grades 4 & 5 will begin as virtual classes with one virtual class and one virtual private lesson per week.  Click here to see schedule of classes.   

Cost is $210 per session, and instruments are available for a $40 fee. There is a sibling discount of $50 for 2nd and 3rd child per family. Students who participate in the free/reduced lunch program are eligible for free instruction with a $25 instrument fee (approved documentation required). Financial aid information is also available upon request.

Child Opportunity Zone (coz)

This year CSP will again offer complimentary child supervision through the COZ program at Colt Andrews and Rockwell School during the gap time between the end of school and the beginning of CSP Classes. Classes at Guiteras and Hugh Cole begin immediately after school. Supervision will not be offered after CSP instruction at all schools unless you are registered with the COZ program at that school. Home schooled, out of district and private and parochial students are also welcomed and may select the school most convenient to their schedule for CSP instruction.


Guiteras: Tuesday/Thursday 3:25 - 4:15pm​  •  Colt Andrews: Tuesday/Thursday 4:40 - 5:30pm

​Hugh Cole: Wednesday/Friday 2:55 - 3:45pm​  •  Rockwell: Wednesday/Friday 4:20 - 5:10pm

CSP Youth Orchestra

Grades 6-12 Previous experience required

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-6:50 pm.  Tuesdays are at Mt. Hope High School and Thursdays at the Reynolds School at 235 High St. in Bristol. 
This fall with Covid the Youth Orchestra will meet as a hybrid program with one in-person lesson per week and one individual virtual lesson per week.  The orchestra will be divided into two sections to accommodate safety issues with smaller classes with shorter durations.  We will pivot to our normal program when safe to do so.

Students meet twice per week to participate in a lesson/ensemble format to learn theory and develop ensemble skills in the development of a youth orchestra program.  Students will additionally receive private instruction every other week (lessons to be scheduled with instructor). In addition to violin, viola, or cello, students have the option to learn the double bass. Students must have some playing experience, and a short audition is required. Two 15-week sessions are available, and a concert is held at the end of each session. Youth students also have the option of enrolling in our Adult Ensembles.

Cost is $210 per session, and instruments are available for a $40 fee. Students who participate in the free/reduced lunch program are eligible for free instruction with a $25 instrument maintenance fee. Lessons are held in accessible facilities.

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 alan@communitystringproject.org.  Call 401-500-1243 for more information

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