Elementary Strings

Class Offerings

Elementary Strings Class Offerings can be found here.

Class Calendar

Elementary Strings Class Calendar can be found here.

Program Overview

Music educators agree on the importance of cultivating young string musicians at an early age. Playing an instrument increases reasoning skills and builds teamwork, discipline, cooperation and a sense of belonging. Learning to make music encourages creativity. More importantly, it’s just plain fun.

The Corvallis Youth Symphony Association provides direction and support for the Elementary Strings (ES), Levels 1, 2, and 2 Advanced. All public, private, and home school students in third, fourth, and fifth grades are invited to enroll in Elementary Strings classes. Parents are encouraged to register for classes with their children.

Lessons and Performances

Strings instruction for Levels 1, 2, and 2 Advanced consists of two 45-minute classes per week. Classes begin the first week of October and run through May.

A concert will be performed in the auditorium of Corvallis High School (CHS) on January 27, 2017.

A concert will be performed in the auditorium of Crescent Valley High School (CV) on June 3, 2017.

Payment Plans

A non-refundable materials and registration fee of $35 must be paid at time of registration.

Tuition payments may be made in full ($385) or eight monthly payments of ($56). The monthly payment plan costs more to cover the extra labor involved in collecting tuition. If possible, please pay in full.

Instruments can be rented locally. The cost of instrument rental is not included.

We want all students to participate in Elementary Strings regardless of financial considerations. Questions should be emailed to cysassoc@peak.org or you may call (541) 766-4903 for more information.

To ensure that all students can participate in this enrichment activity, we welcome tax-deductible donations from our Elementary Strings parents. The Corvallis Youth Symphony Association is a tax-exempt 501c(3) organization.

2016-2017 Staff

Anne Ridlington, Teacher
Annissa Olsen, Teacher and Orchestra Manager
Ashley Nation, Teacher
Ella Jones, Teacher
Jayanthi Joseph, Teacher
Julie Davis, Teacher Assistant

Kick-Off Night

The Elementary Strings Kick-Off Night will be held at the Crescent Valley High School Auditorium (4444 NW Highland Drive) on Wednesday September 28, 2016, from 7-8:30pm. Registration forms will be available soon in this page.


Elementary Strings KickOff will be held at the Crescent Valley High School Auditorium (4444 NW Highland Drive) on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm. You will learn about the program, meet teachers and staff, register and pay, and rent instruments (from Gracewinds) if needed. Returning students are not required to, but may attend.

 Contact us

For more information, please email us at cysassoc@peak.org or call us at 541-766-4903.