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 2018 session will be conducted by Alyze Dreiling while Paula takes a leave of absence.

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 Fall 2018

Sunday, February 10th @ 7:00  PM

MiraCosta College Concert Hall, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA

 Session Fees

  • $195 to join one group (either the Orchestra One
  • OR the NCS Orchestra)
  • $250 to join both groups
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 — Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Conducted by Alyze Dreiling, this group is for players with one or more years of musical experience.

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • September 25:
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 13, 27
  • December 4, 11, 18
  • January 8, 22, 29