During the school year Strings for Kids offers violin, viola and cello lessons for children ages 5–18. Each of the two semesters consists of 11 private lessons and a recital. Students will participate in workshops, benefit events, and concerts at the Manchester Community Library, Equinox Terrace, and other local venues. Intermediate and advanced students also have the opportunity to participate in the Taconic Junior Ensemble.


Deanna Baasch, violin
Vesela French, violin and viola
Joana Genova, violin
Ariel Rudiakov, viola
François Secordel, violin
Jared Shapiro, cello


Term I (Fall) and II (Winter)

$385 for eleven 30-minute lesson ($35 per lesson)
$495 for eleven 45-minute lessons ($45 per lesson)

Term III (Spring) 

$140 for four 30-minute lessons ($35 per lesson)
$180 for four 45-minute lessons ($45 per lesson)

Limited financial aid is available

For information and enrollment please contact Joana Genova at

FALL RECITAL: Sunday, November 17, 2pm at Zion Episcopal Church
WINTER RECITAL: Sunday, March 7, 2pm at Zion Episcopal Church
SPRING RECITAL: Sunday, May 16, 2pm, location TBA

How to enroll new students for lessons


a) Contact Joana Genova at for teacher availability
b) Meet with the teacher and rent an instrument
c) Mail or e-mail an enrollment form for each student.
You will receive an invoice for tuition payment each semester

$20 registration fee is required for each student in the beginning of the year and is in addition to tuition. 

Instrument Rental

Ellis Music Company ( 802-234-6400
John Keal Music Company ( 518-482-4405
Vermont Violins ( 802-229-4503