2019 Summer Camp

July 22-26, 2019 (Mon-Friday)
For Beginning to Intermediate string players
ages 7 and up! Adult Amateurs are welcome!
Full and Half-day options available



mornings from 9am-noon


Come learn musicianship skills with your VIOLIN and CELLO!  

  • Basic theory

  • Individual attention with supervised practice time

  • Master Classes

  • Movement Sessions

All beginning to advanced intermediate string players are welcome. 



afternoons from 1-5pm


An entire week of string fun in the afternoons for students from beginner to intermediate levels.

  • Singing

  • Chamber Music

  • String classes

  • Chamber Orchestra

  • Special Guests

  • MUSIC PARTY on the last day with pot luck dinner!


WHERE:  St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602



Morning Intensive Camp - $250




All String Afternoon Camp - $175

Stay for the day - $400 (bring a bag lunch)


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS - Space is Limited!

  • Register by May 31, 2018 - come with a friend! One camper registers at full tuition, friend comes for half tuition. Good for all day or either morning or afternoon, plus FREE T- Shirts!  

  • Register in June 1, 2018 - receive a FREE T-Shirt!

  • Register after July 1, 2018 - T-Shirts are $10.


REGISTRATION:  Download the Registration and Liability Form.

Fill it out and mail along with a non-refundable $20 registration fee per camper, payable to Glenview Strings and mail to:


Glenview Strings

1520 Wellington St

Oakland CA 94602


Sample Schedule for the Day

(may be adjusted!):


9:00 - 9:30am       Yoga

9:30 - 10:00am     Theory

10:00 - 10: 50am   Supervised Practice, Individual Attention

10:50 - 11:00am    Break  

11:05 - 12:00pm   Movement

12 - 1 LUNCH


Monday - Thursday Afternoons:

1pm - Singing and Technique Class 

2pm - Special Guest

3pm - Snack

3:20 - Orchestra

4:10 - Ensembles

5:00 - Camp Ends

Friday Afternoon:

1pm - Singing dress rehearsal

2pm - Ensemble dress rehearsal

3pm - Orchestra dress rehearsal

3:20pm - Music Party

4:30 - Potluck Dinner

All families and friends are warmly invited to attend. Campers will wear their Glenview Strings T Shirts. Campers are to wear black pants or skirts and shoes on Friday. There will be a farewell potluck dinner for the campers, their families and staff following the concert.  Families with last names starting with A - J, please bring main dishes to share,  K - S, please bring side dishes, T - Z healthy desserts!  We will provide drinks, plates, napkins and utensils.



What should Campers bring to camp?
Campers should come to camp with their instruments and a bag for their folders, pencils and miscellaneous. All electronic devices should be left at home. Snacks are provided. 


What should Campers wear?

Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt for warmth, if needed.

What are the Expectations for Behavior and Health? 
Participants are expected to exhibit kind, responsible behavior during camp. Glenview Strings reserves the right to dismiss any child from Camp for disruptive behavior, and the parent/guardian is responsible for picking up the child from Camp, with no refund, in the event that such a dismissal occurs. Participants are also expected to be in good health at Camp, with current vaccines.


Where can I rent an instrument?

Violins, violas and cellos can be rented by the month from the following:










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