Summer 2022

Enrolling Now: Intro to Violin and Cello Camp for Kids

Learn to play the cello or violin in just one week from professional musicians.

Perfect for kids who've completed 3rd-5th grades. Free instrument loan. 


Photo credit: Marlyn Adames


StringTime Music Camp is a fun 5 day beginner violin and cello camp in Northern Virginia taught by some of the best young-adult musicians in the country. Your children will learn to hold an instrument, read music, and perform in an ensemble concert at the end of the week. No prior experience is required to attend! This camp is perfect for kids who would like to try a new instrument, have only taken private lessons for less than 2 years, or only studied in group classes. 

Ages: Completed 3rd-5th grades

Time: 9:00am-4:45pm (optional early drop-off 8:00am and late pick-up 6:00pm)

Session 1: June 20th-24th,

  • Concert: June 24th at 5:00pm

Session 2: June 27th-July 1st

  • Concert: July 1st at 5:00pm​

Location: Church of the Good Shepherd (9350 Braddock Rd. Burke, VA 22015)

Instrument selection: Students pick violin OR cello. Students wanting to learn both instruments must attend both sessions.

Deposit: $75 (refundable through February 28th)

Tuition: $600 per session (15% sibling discount)

*If you have a financial need, please don't hesitate to reach out. Scholarships are available. Please email

Camp Program:

  • Instrument instruction: hold the instrument and use the bow

  • Musicianship class: note reading, theory, rhythm, and ear training

  • Technique in twos: rotate through instrument specific technique class in pairs

  • Ensemble rehearsals: work together in a group, concentrate, and follow along

  • Faculty concerts: listen and learn about composers through engaging performances

  • Game time: indoors and outdoors (weather permitting)

For more details, visit the registration page. 

Now is the time to try


StringTime Music Camp is the only time your child can try an instrument without committing to a semester of lessons or getting locked into an instrument rental contract. 

It's time to learn an instrument
It's time to spark inspiration
It's time to foster creativity
It's time to smile

It's StringTime!

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Instrument loans

Students will be provided a violin or cello at no additional cost. They can leave them at camp overnight or or take them home and bring them back each day. Details are listed on the registration page.


Register today!


Sessions are each capped. No exceptions can be made.