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HWDSB Elementary Strings Instruction Program

WE ARE NOW OPEN TO REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS TO START STRINGS INSTRUCTION IN FEBRUARY 2019! Please complete the on-line registration form (link below) and send payment by January 31, 2019.  If we are unable to schedule your child for a lesson, we will provide a full refund, otherwise fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Registration deadline is January 25th so that we can complete scheduling.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s Strings Instruction Program is offered through Continuing Education. The Strings Program provides an opportunity for HWDSB students in grades 4 to 8 to learn to play violin or cello. This program is a fee-for-service program and fees are payable at the time of registration.

The elementary Strings program is a great place for HWDSB students to start if they are considering participating in the Secondary Strings programs at Glendale (available to all HWDSB Secondary School students), Delta or Westdale. Parents have a variety of options for enrolment for their children.  These lesson options can also be complemented by registering for Orchestra as well.

Registration for our 2018-2019 program is now available:

STEP 1 – HWDSB Strings Program Flyer 2018-2019

STEP 2 – HWDSB Strings 2018-2019 Online Registration Form

STEP 3 – Payment Form 2018-2019 – February start


Important Dates – 2018-2019 Program Year:

  • Week of January 28, 2019 – schedules created and sent for mid-year registration students
  • Week of February 1-7, 2019 – lessons start for mid-year registration students
  • Week of April 15-19, 2019 – make up lessons – not a regular lesson or Orchestra week.
  • Dress Rehearsal for Year End Concert – May 29th, 2019 at Nora F. Henderson – a detailed schedule will be in the spring newsletter.
  • Year End Concert – June 5th, 2019, Show starts at 7 p.m. at Nora F. Henderson Secondary School – Details about volunteer and student arrival times, tuning and warm up rooms etc. will be provided in your Spring newsletter.  Strings students should arrive by 6 p.m..
  • May 31 to June 7, 2019 – last week of lessons for 2018-2019 program year.
  • Registration for 2019-2020!  AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2019 – Once open, please complete the online registration and return your child’s payment BY MAIL to the CCE Hill Park Learning Centre.

For additional program information:

Please feel free to connect with the Strings Administrator, Lorraine, at 905-561-2190 ext. 4770 or at lbarbers@hwdsb.on.ca

Donate now to support the HWDSB Elementary Strings Program
(choose Strings Program – Elementary School from the drop down)

Check out our new Strings Tutorial Videos!

Updated on Thursday, January 03, 2019.
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