Simply Strings

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Kids Make Music with the Children’s Museum and Santa Rosa Symphony


SANTA ROSA, CA., – The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa Symphony have collaborated to present a public program at the museum by the 2nd and 3rd grade violinists participating in the Symphony’s Simply Strings program.  The young musicians will share what they’ve learned at performances on two Saturdays, February 21 and April 25 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Each performance will be preceded by an “Instrument Petting Zoo” in which visitors can hold and try out string instruments under supervision by Symphony staff and volunteers.

The admission price is $7 for both adults and children (babies under 12 months old are free). The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is located at 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 95403. (707) 546-4069. Parking is free in the museum lot.

The Santa Rosa Symphony Simply Strings program is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, which focuses on creating social opportunity through the collective practice of music, combined with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up music literacy curriculum. Forty students at Roseland School District’s Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School are participating in 2014-2015. It is the second year of the program, which adds a new group of second graders each year. More information about the Simply Strings program and a myriad of other music education programs offered by the Santa Rosa Symphony can be found here.

For more information about the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County,  please visit


Ben Taylor, Director of Education
Santa Rosa Symphony
707.546.7097 ext. 220

Collette Michaud, CEO
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County


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