©2019 by Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization.

CULTURAL ART STRINGS (CAS)

An after school string music education program for youth.

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CULTURAL ART STRINGS FOR YOUTH

Skill building - One step at a time

  • For ages 6-13yrs

  • Fall Semester (September - January)

  • Winter/Spring Semester (February - May)

  • Enrolling now for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, or Guitar

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  • Contact us to request more information

  • Instrument demonstrations available

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Professional Instructors

  • Adult & student rates are determined by instructor

  • Lessons held at Manchester United Methodist Church

  • Lessons are billed monthly or by semester

  • Each semester two excused absences allowed

Cancellation Policy:

​24 hr notice prior to lesson to receive credit (unless emergency) 

 Repeated unexcused absence can result in dismissal

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GROUP CLASSES

Complimenting Private Lessons

  • Weekly group sessions

  • Advanced group for experienced players

  • Recitals in November and May

  • Play with your friends in a group setting

  • Learn classical, jazz & fiddling styles 

  • Learn music reading & teamwork

SIBLING DISCOUNT

Scholarships and Discounts

  • Sibling Discounts and need based scholarships available

  • Scholarships are available upon approval by CAS director

  • For information about our scholarships, inquire below

  • Refunds allowed if a student drops before the 3rd class

  • We guarantee success with consistency

  • Build self esteem and self discipline

 
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PRIVATE & GROUP LESSONS

Making a Difference

We give every child an opportunity for one-on-one lessons to ensure they succeed at their individual pace. Teachers are invested in an innovative approach and deliver the support every student needs to succeed.  Recitals and public performances are developed each semester as a evaluation of our group & individual success.

INSTRUMENTS & RENTALS

Shar Music, Ann Arbor

Through our partnership with Shar Music in Ann Arbor we have the ability to fit your child with a quality instrument at an affordable price. Get in touch with us today and discover the musician in your family.  Rentals as well as a selection of donated instruments are available. 

QUALIFIED STAFF

Only The Best

Our staff of university graduates and seasoned professionals encourage and nurture each student as an individual through a wide variety of creative and innovative approaches.   A professional and supportive approach with fun activities and artistic sensibilities.

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ZACHARY BROWN

CELLO

Zachary Brown is a cellist, hailing from Brentwood, NY. Zachary began the cello age the age of thirteen, in Brentwood middle school. Zachary completed a double degree in cello performance and jazz studies from Ithaca College in 2016 as well as a masters in cello performance from SUNY Purchase in 2019.He has many years of professional teaching experience and has appeared as a guest artist and has given instructional workshops on “chopping” and improvisation at the New Directions Cello festival as well in at the Ithaca Winter Strings Festival.

JACOB WARREN

DOUBLE BASS

Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Double Bass Performance from the University of Michigan where he received the 2017 Earl V. Moore Award in Music. He also holds a Master of Music in Improvisation and a Master of Music in Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. His passion for acoustic music has led him to pursue a wide range of musical genres, from classical to Cajun, folk, jazz and more.

DANIEL H. WINNICK

VIOLIN, VIOLA

Damiel is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied History and Violin Performance. He has served as guest concertmaster of the Dearborn Symphony and the Michigan Philharmonic, and he is a member of the symphonies of Kalamazoo, Flint, and Battle Creek.

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RYAN SEAY

GUITAR

Ryan received his training at Emory and Henry College in Virginia, Austin Peay State College in Tennessee and most recently studied Suzuki Bk 1-3 training with Mary Lou Roberts who is one of the top Suzuki guitar instructors in the country. Ryan is extremely well versed in many other styles of music including rock, blues, jazz and folk music.

JILLIENNE BOWERS

VIOLIN, VIOLA

Jillenne is an active performer and teacher throughout the Southeast, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio areas. She is currently a core member of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and has been a member as section first violinist for 26 years. Jillienne is a registered Suzuki teacher and follows Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that every child can learn to play a musical instrument.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Reaching Out

CAS provides the youth of Manchester an opportunity to explore string music and with the help of donors we offer scholarships for students to attend CAS Summer Camp and to acquire instruments. The Benefit House Concert Series helps to raise funds for our program needs including supplies, subsidized lessons, and scholarships.