Music City Strings

Music City Strings

Music City Strings offers a program of free violin and cello lessons at the Public Library of New London.

Our 2018 program at the Public Library starts June 25 and runs through July 25..

The lessons are on Mondays and Wednesdays from with three sessions 1:30 to 2, 2 to 2:30, 2:30 to 3.. Students will be grouped by ability into the time slots and are expected to attend both days.

For more information contact program director Tom Clark at 860-608-1780 or Children's Library Supervisor Michele Staino at (860) 447-1411 or email

Click on links below for handbook and instrument agreement.

Music City Strings Handbook Instrument Agreement

About the Program

The mission of the New London Community Orchestra includes a strong commitment to music education. As part of our mission, we have established Music City Strings, a program offering free music lessons in New London. Teachers and mentors help elementary school children learn to play the violin in an after-school program in downtown New London.

The instruments for the program are donated by orchestra members, violin shops, and others in the community. All instrument maintenance and repair costs are covered by the New London Community Orchestra. Anyone with an instrument to donate can contact the orchestra at Instrument sizes needed include ¼, ½, and ¾ violins and cellos, as well as junior violas.

Make a Donation

It's tax deductible. NLCO is a 501(c)3 organization.