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


Fall into Strings with Dorothy Gerber! This school year DGSP is offering school strings classes, one-on-one private lessons including Suzuki instruction, as well as opportunities to join the Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra! Programs are available for students learning violin, viola, cello, and bass ranging from beginners starting at just four years old to advanced students in high school. Seven professionally trained and skilled instructors will begin teaching at various locations beginning September 8. Scholarship assistance is available for those in need.

Not sure where to place your child? Register at the link below with their interest and location and we will help place them in a program best suited for them!

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.


Our Programs


Class Schedule



Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

4233 Main St.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770


Dr. David Reimer, Music Director


Thank You
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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