After-School Strings Program


Quincy Public Schools will once again offer string instrument lessons to students in grades 2-12 for both beginning and continuing students at the locations and times listed below. These classes are for 40 minute group lessons (4-8 students per group) on the violin, viola, and cello. All string lesson classes will begin the week of October 17th and end the first week of June.

  • Tuesdays at Parker: 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:25 p.m.; 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

  • Wednesdays at North Quincy HS: 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:25 p.m.; 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

  • Thursdays at Squantum: 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:25 p.m.; 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

  • Fridays at Beechwood: 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:25 p.m.; 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

Please register online for the class, location and time you prefer by visiting You can pay the $375 lesson fee at or at the rental night where you can pay in person. Registration forms will not be accepted by the music instructors and must be completed online. We also strongly encourage you to pay the lesson fee online if possible.

There will be a String Instrument Rental Night in the Cafeteria at Quincy High School on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for those students who need to rent an instrument and/or pay for lessons. Lesson books (Essential Elements Book 1), shoulder rests, and music stands will also be available for purchase. We strongly encourage you to rent online at You will need your school code number 2169 to enter the rental page on the website. You can then pick up your instrument at the rental night. If your student already has an instrument and you have registered and paid for lessons online, you do not need to attend the rental night.

The John Adams and Abigail Adams Orchestra Program is available to string students with at least one year of playing experience who are currently enrolled in continuing lessons.

For further information about the class lessons or evening orchestras please email Mr. Michael DeMarco, Facilitator of Extended Educational Music Programs, at [email protected].