Why Study Chamber Music?

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My child already has a private teacher.

The chamber music experience enhances, but in no way replaces, the private study of an instrument. It is absolutely imperative that a young student continue private study of his/her instrument, and we will not accept a young student who does not study the instrument privately as well. We work closely with private teachers to ensure that the group does not interfere in any way with the student's private lessons.

My child already plays in an orchestra.

Orchestras and large ensembles can provide some of the social advantages of small ensembles. However, with chamber ensembles, the student gets more individual attention from the coach. In chamber music, players share significant responsibility in shaping the final performance. To get a complete musical education, students should take private lessons, participate in an orchestra and have regular chamber music coaching.