Elementary String Project Level 1 grade 4



ESP I Instructor

Karen Schindwolf

ESP I Instructor
karen schindwolf

The Elementary String Project I (ESP I) is a beginning string program open to students in 4th grade in the Albuquerque area interested in learning to play the violin, viola, or cello. Classes will meet twice a week after school at the AYSP building. Unlike AYSP’s Preparatory String Orchestra, ESP is a beginning group class for students with no prior music instruction whatsoever. Students will begin their first class with an instrument “petting zoo,” where they can try different instruments and choose the one they want to learn to play.

Please note: Class times may be different than previously announced and are subject to change. Check below for the most up-to-date class times.

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Registration for the 2023 – 2024 season is now closed. Registration for the 2024-2025 season will open in the 2024 summer. For registration questions, please contact Dorothy Whisler at dorothy@aysmusic.org.

WEEKLY REHEARSALS: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:45pm-5:45pm (unless otherwise noted) at the AYSP Facility, includes Fall and Spring semesters.

FINANCIAL AID (NEED BASED): The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program believes firmly that finances should not prevent any motivated, qualified student from participating. As such, AYSP provides tuition assistance to many families in need each season. Financial concerns should not prevent any student from auditioning for AYSP! During the audition process, families in need ask for a Financial Aid Application, which can also be downloaded below. All application information is kept 100% confidential. Each season an AYSP committee reviews applications considering family size, annual income, and extraordinary situations. AYSP may provide up to 90% reduction in tuition for qualified families.


Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190