This is our beginner class. Students quickly acquire foundational skills for playing and reading, in addition to learning basic orchestra etiquette.


This is our second-year class. Students build upon first-year skills for playing and reading, and continue to learn basic orchestra etiquette. This class does not run annually but depends on students’ needs each year.


This is our intermediate group and spans the widest range of skill levels from second year players with emerging note reading skills to those ready to advance to our Presto group. Classes are designed to address the specific needs of these players and orchestra repertoire is selected to challenge each group appropriately.


This is our most advanced group. Classes perform works from the standard literature playing concertos, short pieces, duets and trios. The most advanced members of Presto are invited to join the Marywood String Ensemble.