The Marblehead/Salem School of Music offers private lessons from classically trained instructors for the violin, viola, and cello.
Students of all ages and musical abilities can benefit from lessons with our instructors. Whether you are an adult student with a prior musical background or the parent of a first time music student, we welcome you to our school.
We believe that the opportunity to perform is an integral part of our students’ education. The opportunities that we offer include seasonal recitals at Abbot Hall and onstage concerts at the Salem School of Music.
Summer String Ensemble
The focus of the String Ensemble is learning fiddle styles from different parts of the world. The class is specifically aimed to teach the critical listening skills that are so important when individuals in a group are playing different parts from one another. Since fiddling is a performance-based style of music, the class gives several informal local performances over 10 weeks.
Ashley Offret obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Maine in 2005. She was also awarded a Master’s degree in Music History from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2009. She has been teaching for 14 years and remains an active professional performer, substituting with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Maine Pro Arte, Wellesley Symphony and Boston Civic Symphony.