Adult Ensembles

Adult Ensembles

Manchester Community Music School offers musical opportunities for all ages. See below for current adult ensembles.

Folk String Orchestra 


For players of any string instrument looking for ensemble playing, including guitar, mandolin, ukulele, string bass, and others. The Folk String Orchestra is a group of musicians who are continuing the old-time British American music tradition. Many of the tunes in this tradition have roots reaching back to the musical traditions of the British Isles. Today’s String Bands play all styles of music, including classical, folk, jazz, country, and bluegrass.

There will be plenty of guidance and coaching from the instructor on how to come up with your own parts, improvisation, creating solo breaks, fills, harmonies, bass lines and chordal accompaniments; how to listen and respond to what everyone else is playing, and how to blend in effectively as a band.

This ensemble meets for the full academic year, and will perform in conclusion of each semester. Additional performance opportunities will be available.

Instructor: John Zevos
Ages: Teen through Adult. All levels of playing ability.
Class Time: 6 – 7:00
Day of week: Wednesday, Starts September 7th
Start Date: TBA
Tuition: TBA

Adult String Ensemble


For adults who are at an intermediate level or advanced level on violin, viola, and cello. Enjoy this opportunity for adult students and amateurs to play chamber music with their peers in a professional, nurturing environment. Throughout the course, a variety of repertoire will be explored, with ample time to get to know your fellow musicians.

Instructor: Deborah Markow
Ages: Adult
Class Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
Day of week: Mondays, Starts October 3rd
Tuition: $500 per year


Listen to a live radio performance of Debbie Markow and the Adult String Ensemble on WNHN!