Strings and Things

The Point Loma String Project monthly newsletter

Included in this issue...

  • A short online program survey and photo release form- there will be photographers at our end of year concert and we need to collect all release forms by April 15th, please print, sign and turn the form into your student's teacher

  • A list of local teachers available to give summer lessons

  • Important information and guidelines for classes next year (including how your child will be placed)

  • Registration for next year is now open!

  • Details about upcoming events in the PLNU music department- and our student recital!

Also, check out our new Program Policy (to go into effect next year) at
click here to TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

Please take a couple minutes to fill out this short survey!! It will help us in our marketing this spring and in planning our classes for next year.

Looking for Summer Lessons?

Below is the contact information for a couple local string instructors who will be taking students over the summer...

Dr. Philip Tyler

violin, viola, cello


Amy Serrano

violin, viola, cello


Michael Freed

violin, viola, cello


*Michael will not be teaching during the month of July

Is your student planning to move up to the next class?

Over the past couple months we have worked hard to define each class level. This includes what each class will cover, and the requirements for entering each class. (A complete list of requirements is available on the String Project website: ) Over the next three weeks, instructors will be evaluating each student. At the end of the semester you will receive an email recommending a class placement for your child. This should not be a stressful process, all topics that will be evaluated have been covered in class throughout the year.

Spread the word! The calendar for next year is available at *please note that next year the beginners will meet three times a week instead of two*

String Project Student Concert (featuring your student!)

Tuesday, May 5th, 7pm

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA

Our end-of-year concert is coming up! Important things to keep in mind for this event...

- Students will need to arrive by 5:30pm for rehearsal (they will need to eat before this as there will be no dinner break)

- the dress code for performers is dressy black and white. No jeans please. also note that your student will be standing on a stage and so if your daughter chooses to wear a dress or skirt it needs to be an appropriate length.

Clara and Her Men

Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30pm

Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA, United States

Join us in Crill Hall (inside the Cooper Music building) for a free Violin, Cello and Piano concert featuring Dr. Tyler (violin), Dr. Labenske (piano) and Randy Plate (Cello).

Concerto Concert

Friday, May 1st, 7:30pm

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA

See the PLNU orchestra preform a series of concertos in their end-of-year concert! Most of the String Project teachers will be preforming in this concert, conducted by Dr. Tyler.

Sammy Young in Recital

Sunday, May 10th, 3pm

3900 Lomaland Drive

San Diego, CA

Mr. Sammy is giving his senior recital! Come see him preform on the violin in Crill Hall.

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