Mozart Strings Project

Music for Everyone

Beginning and Intermediate
String Instruction

Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass

The Mozart Strings Project offers after-school beginning string instruction to elementary school students. The project started in 1994 in response to an increasing number of requests for orchestral training. Mozart Strings is a program offered by the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and is open to all students, regardless of school district.
Students enrolled in the project attend two one-hour rehearsals each week and perform at least three concerts each year. Elementary Mozart students come together to perform en masse at concerts.
MSP has been designed to maximize the potential for success for each participant. The objective is to teach carefully, accurately and frequently, thereby insuring the mastery of performance skills that will lead to a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation. We can't wait to share the benefits with your child.

(Classes often fill up before enrollment meetings - so get on the list soon!)

1. CONTACT the teacher for the site you are interested in to find out availability.

2. If there is room in the teacher's class, the teacher will e-mail you the link to the online ENROLLMENT PACKET.

3. COMPLETE the online ENROLLMENT PACKET WITH PAYMENT (credit/debit only) prior to the first class. Payments by cash or check must be submitted with a paper copy of the Enrollment Packet, available only at the CSYSA Office. Your spot is not guaranteed until your application and payment are received.


NOTE: Financial Aid is available, but you must turn in your application with DEPOSIT AND WITH THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, to be considered.


NOTE: Instrument Rentals are available at Graner Music, 4460 Barnes Road, C/S, 80917. 719-574-2001

Please call or email me if you have any questions:
Mozart String Project Director: Renee Botton at 719-660-1310 or
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2020 - 2021 Mozart Strings Project Sites


Mozart classes will be mostly be meeting outside of the school locations this year, and will follow Colorado Department of Health Guidelines instead of individual district or school closures. Our plan is to provide in person instruction where possible, with the ability to move online as needed. We may also provide an online only option for those who are interested. Normal group instruction will be initially limited to 2nd year students. Those who are brand new to the instrument should still contact us for alternative plans. Please contact the site you are interested in for details.

NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, most sites are available for 3rd - 5th (or 6th) graders, with 2nd graders being considered if they have a music background and/or the physical dexterity and social maturity required for a group class. (The Vanguard site accepts 3rd-4th graders and 2nd graders by interview.)


(TCA) Church at Briargate, 9550 Otero Ave, C/S, CO 80920
Contact: Renee Botton, 719-660-1310,


(BL) Site will be close to: Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, 7094 Cottonwood Tree Dr, C/S, CO 80927
Contact: Hilda Bernard, 719-649-3843,



(Note: Priority given to Vanguard Students)
(VAN) Calvary Baptist Church, 1712 S. Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Contact: Faye Palmer, 719-339-0433,


(WP) Site will be close to: Woodland Park Middle School, 600 E Kelley's Rd, Woodland Park, CO 80863
Contact: Ann Brown, 719- 687-1899,