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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

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Saint Joseph Grade School Strings Program

Liam Maher - Director & Advanced Instructor (liammaher96@gmail.com)

Martha Bradberry – Beginner I and II Instructor (marthabradberry@comcast.net)

Debbie Barker - Intermediate Instructor (dbarker06@comcast.net)

Questions: please email Parent Coordinators Lisa DeLorenzo and Kara Kane at delorenzo.lisa@gmail.com and/or kane.kara@gmail.com.

 

Registration - All Strings Students Must Register

Registration deadline is September 1, 2017.

You may register your child or children these ways:

1.    You may register your child or children using the online form.

2.     Attend (with your child) a brief and informative meeting in the Basil Moreau Room (BMR) in the basement of the church Thursday, August 31, at 6:30pm. Please confirm attending this meeting by contacting Kara Kane (kane.kara@gmail.com) by Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

 

All Strings Practices begin week of September 12, 2017

Please refer to the Strings Schedule linked in the lefthand column for 2017-18 dates, times, and locations.

Beginner Strings I and II: 1st - 4th Grade

Beginning Strings I : 1st and 2nd Grade, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 in the BMR at the church.

Beginning Strings II: 3rd and 4th Grade, Thursdays 3:00-4:00 in the BMR at the church.

Note: Parents are invited to attend the Beginning Strings class either as observers or participants. Learn with your child and there is no extra fee.

Intermediate Strings

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 in the BMR at the church.

Advanced Strings

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 in the Upper Room at the church.

Registration Fee

$40 Strings Program Registration Fee - billed through FACTS by the school.

The registration fee covers all books, music, binders, and pizza party.

Lesson Fees

$45 monthly – not considered a “per lesson” fee. Nine months total for year.

Payment Options:
  • Monthly: payments will be billed via FACTS.
  • Semester: 5% discount for advance payment for each semester ($193 for 1st payment – billed via FACTS in September; $193 for 2nd payment – billed via FACTS in January)
  • Year: 10% discount for advance payment of two semesters ($365 for 9 months – billed via FACTS in September

    There will be no adjustments or refunds for absences. If your child misses classes, make up time will be provided. The lesson fees cover preparation and instruction time; additional lessons for students who need extra help; programs, as well as preparation time and extra rehearsals for programs.

    Obtaining your child’s instrument

    Quinlan & Fabish for instrument rentals:
    130 Edison Rd, Mishawaka
    574-293-6332

    • Your child needs to be present for rental in order to be fitted correctly for his/her instrument. Please request a salesperson who has been trained to fit Mrs. Bradberry’s students: she has specific fitting guidelines and preferences.
    • The Saint Joseph Strings Program also has instruments available to rent. The rental fee is $10/month and will be billed via FACTS.  Please contact Lisa DeLorenzo at delorenzo.lisa@gmail.com for additional information.
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