Students are matched in quartets, trios, or quintets according to age and experience level. There are seven weekly rehearsals with a professional coach on Saturday afternoons or at a time to be arranged with group members. In masterclass, ensembles play for each other in a "practice performance" and receive constructive criticism from teachers and fellow students. At the end of the semester, all groups play in a concert open to parents and the community.
The school is located at the First Lutheran Church at 600 Homer Street, Palo Alto We convene Saturdays 2pm for orchestra and 3:15-4:30pm for chamber music coachings.
Applying students should be at Suzuki Book 3 (or equivalent level) or higher. Prerequisites include:
At least a year of private lessons and currently taking lessons