We work by appointment.

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

North Coast Strings


Do you know about the North Coast Strings Adult Orchestra?

Never picked up a Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass but always wanted to?

Interested in joining the orchestra ?


About The Group: It's for those who haven't played a stringed instrument in a number of years we even have a class for the absolute beginning stringed instrument player.

We have three sessions a year; fall, spring and summer with each session ending in with a concert.

North Coast Strings, in 2018, will be directed by Alyze Dreiling, is hosted at the Museum of Making Music. It started in 2008 on election night with less than 20 players. And now in 2018 we're more than 70 players strong, plus 5 instrumental coaches. The 2019 session will be conducted by Alyze Dreiling.

Occasional sectional rehearsals led by coaches: Andrea Altona (Violin 1), Judy Coker (Violin 2), Jennifer Albrent (Viola), Gordon Grubbs (Cello), Bert Turetzky (Bass). Rehearsals focus on repertoire and sectionals focus on skill building as it applies to the repertoire.

For Administrative Questions: Carolyn Grant, Museum of Making Music carolyng@museumofmakingmusic.org (760) 304-5811 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008


For musical questions or if you would like to know more about any of our programs, please contact: Paula Simmons, Conductor, The Violin Shop - 858-909-0319 paula@theviolinshopsandiego.com

North Coast Strings Summer 2019

Join the orchestra this summer to play some fun music and continue building your skills!

 Session Fees

North Coast Strings Orchestra: $150

Enrollment in both groups is $250trong>

Orchestra 1

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Conducted by Alyze Dreiling, this group is open to musicians with no or very little experience. Focus is on skill building as well as some limited repertoire.

Full Orchestra — North Coast Strings  Summer 2019 Session JUNE 18 - AUGUST 30, 2019

Tuesday Evening Rehearsal Schedule Rehearsals take place at the Museum of Making Music on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. The dates are:                                 June 18, 25 July 2, 9, 23, 30 (no rehearsal on July 16) August 6, 13, 20, 27

SUMMER OFFERINGS Skill Building - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Instructor: Judy Coker

This group is for the adult who has limited experience on violin, viola, cello or bass and basic reading skills. The summer session will focus on skill building with some limited repertoire. The group will practice from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and then join in with the orchestra from 6:30pm to 7:00pm

North Coast Strings Orchestra        6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Conductor: Alyze Dreiling

This summer orchestra is for adults of a variety of levels. We recommend at least two years of experience playing violin, viola, cello or bass and intermediate level skills in reading music and playing rhythms. Summer repertoire will be light and accessible for a variety of skill levels.

CONCERT : Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:30 PM

(Oceanside Campus) MiraCosta College Concert Hall, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA