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, directed by Paula Simmons, 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. This Spring session will be conducted by Alyze Dreiling while Paula takes a leave of absence this spring.

North Coast Strings SPRING 2018

MARCH 6 - JUNE 16, 2018 Beginning Ensemble — 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. 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. Rehearsal Schedule for Summer 2018 Session Coming Soon!  

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