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Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday
contact us by
phone: 858-909-0319
email: paula@theviolinshopsandiego.com

10505 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite 385,
San Diego, CA 92121

Adult String Quartet

Adult String Quartet Program

Open to of all levels, this fun and challenging program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 session.

Hosted by The Violin Shop, schedules will be built to suit each group. Program cost is $425.00.

Auditions will be held during the month of November. Please call to schedule an appointment day/time. A prepared piece, sight-reading & rhythm will take approximately 30 minutes & will be held at The Violin Shop.

The following application along with a $25.00 administration fee will be required at the time of your audition. The administration fee will be returned if it is not possible for you to be placed in a group.

Established groups are welcome to participate. Each participant in established groups will need to submit applications no later than November 30th.

A recital of all participating groups will be held at the conclusion of the session in late April of 2017.

One of the great advantages of this program is that each group has a customized schedule. At the time of your audition, I will have you fill out a calendar for December -April with all times that you will NOT be available for rehearsal or coaching. It is important that these schedules are as accurate as possible, including work schedules, regular weekly commitments and planned vacations in order to set up times for professional coaching sessions. When all auditions are completed, I will decide on groups according first to comparable ability, then location and schedule compatibility.

Initial Session

I will meet with all groups in December to sight-read and choose appropriate literature. Program fee of $400.00 will be required at this session.

Independent quartet rehearsals

These rehearsals can be at one person’s home that is centrally located or take turns hosting. All members should plan to meet with their group on their own at least once each month.


Four 2-hour sessions of coached rehearsal All coached sessions will be held at The Violin Shop or at the discretion of the coach, to meet at a participants’ home.

A 2- hour Side-by-Side with members of Quartetto Sorrento. This session will be at The Violin Shop.

There will be no changes in coached sessions once the schedule is set. The professionals I hire have many performance & teaching responsibilities outside of this program. Independent rehearsal changes should only be made if all members agree and I have been notified of the change.

A final 1- hour dress rehearsal session for each group will be scheduled to be held approximately a week before the recital.

Recital date will be set once all schedules are confirmed.

 For musical questions or if you would like to know more about any of our programs or if you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to call me.
I’m looking forward to a wonderful session of music making.

Paula Simmons
Adult String Quartet Program Director