Offering Exceptional Strings Music Education to the Youth of Northern Michigan

Lessons for violin, viola, cello, and bass in a classroom setting, through private lessons, ensembles and a youth symphony.

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DGSP is gearing up for fall strings classes! Socially distanced, one on one lessons are available for students learning violin, viola, cello, and bass ranging from beginner to advanced. Students as young as four may begin violin with the Suzuki method. Five professionally trained and skilled instructors will begin teaching at various locations beginning September 6. Scholarship assistance is available to those in need. 

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program (DGSP), provides a high caliber education in the traditional stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) to students in Northwestern Michigan.  


Generously funded by the support of the Cummings Family, the DGSP offers opportunities for students from four years old through seniors in high school, including in-school strings classes, individual lessons, and a growing youth orchestra program. Dr. David Reimer, DGSP Music Director, leads a team of highly qualified instructors who are passionate about passing on their knowledge of music to new generations of students.


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Class Schedule

"The Dorothy Gerber program influenced our son in numerous positive ways! Our son joined the program at age 8 and stayed involved for eleven years. He went from a beginner to a topnotch musician who enjoyed ensemble music camp over the last two summers. We are extremely grateful to the program for providing free classes and scholarships on rental instruments. Without the support of the Gerber family, our son would not have become the fine cellist that he is today..." 



Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

4233 Main St.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770


Dr. David Reimer, Music Director


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Community Partners


The DGSP is grateful to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for their support in providing scholarships for students interested in individual lessons.

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