Sinfonietta Strings supports and enhances the music program in the Nashua School District with group string lessons, two after school string ensembles and a one week summer camp. In the 2017-18 school year, Sinfonietta Strings is offering group violin, viola and cello lessons for five Nashua elementary schools: Amherst Street, Dr. Crisp, Bicentennial, Birch Hill and Mount Pleasant.
The after-school string ensembles enroll 40 students and continue to grow. The ensembles are for experienced student string players from Nashua and surrounding communities. Students enrolled in the ensemble that don’t take private lessons have the option of group lessons as well.
Sinfonietta Strings is supported entirely by private donations and grants. Group lesson students pay only a nominal charge: $30/year for students qualifying for reduced or free lunch; $110/year for others. Ensemble students pay $250/year and those qualifying for reduced or free lunch pay $30/year.
Sinfonietta Strings is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts. Support comes also from the Nashua Education Foundation, Nashua Rotary, Nashua Arts Commission, Ma Family Foundation of New Hampshire Charitable and United Way.