NCS Winter/Spring 2022

February 22 - May 17, 2022

North Coast Strings invites you to join their Winter/Spring 2022 session!

North Coast Strings is a Museum of Making Music program that offers adults the opportunity to learn or rediscover an acoustic stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) in a friendly and supportive group environment.

The Winter 2021/Spring 2022 Session offers the following opportunities:

Orchestra One

Rehearses:  Tuesday evenings: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Conductor: Alyze Dreiling
Fee: $165

This group is geared toward the early intermediate adult amateur musician who has a couple of years of experience on their violin, viola, cello, or bass. It is also for the musician returning to their instrument after a long hiatus and wanting to brush up on technique. This level is appropriate for the learning musician who can read basic music and can play in a couple of positions. The repertoire includes pieces written for the amateur musician, and pieces from the classical repertoire arranged for the student musician.

North Coast Strings Orchestra

Rehearses: Tuesday evenings @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conductor: Alyze Dreiling
Fee: $205

This group is intended for the advanced amateur player who reads music, is fairly comfortable on their instrument, and plays in position. Pieces are chosen with the adult amateur musician in mind and are original versions selected from the classical repertoire. 

Enrollment in both Orchestra One AND North Coast Strings Orchestra is $320.  Enter NCS2022 to receive the discount when enrolling online (both groups must be in your cart at checkout)

Full and partial scholarships are available.  Please contact for a scholarship application.

Rehearsal Schedule

This schedule is subject to change
February 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17

Concert date & location: TBD

COVID-19 Safety Policy

The health and safety of our patrons, performers, staff, program participants, and volunteers is our top priority.  These policies have been adopted in accordance with CDC and San Diego County Health guidelines and are subject to change. 


The Museum has updated its COVID-19 safety protocols for all programs taking place at the Museum of Making Music. Effective immediately, program participants will need to do one of the following:

  • Vaccinated patrons will need to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, OR...
  • Unvaccinated patrons will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours prior to the event.

What you need to know:

  • To expedite entry to the venue, vaccine proof or negative test results can be emailed in advance to
  • Proof of vaccination can be presented via vaccine card, photo of card, or Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record from
  • If presenting documentation at the door, please bring a matching photo ID.
  • Wearing a mask in the building is required for all concert attendees regardless of vaccination status.
  • All program participants will also be asked to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver upon arrival.


Please contact Carolyn Grant at (760) 304-5809 or