Newton County Youth Strings

Newton County Youth Strings 

The Newton County Youth Strings program specializes in the Suzuki method of teaching, which is based on the principle that all children possess the ability to play an instrument. This musical ability is developed and enhanced through a nurturing environment and with the encouragement of both parents and teachers as a team. Private lessons in violin, viola, and cello begin at age 4.  Lessons are held at Porter Performing Arts Center (140 Ram Drive, Covington, GA).

Fees for Lessons: 

Semester Fee Schedule:
(16 lessons per semester or 32 lessons per school year)

30 minute Lessons                          
Fall & Spring Semester:  $1,252           $125.20 per month 
Group Lessons:                 $100           $10 per month

45 minute Lessons                      
Fall & Spring Semester:  $1,572          $157.20 per month
Group Lessons:                 $100            $10 per month

60 minute Lessons
Fall & Spring Semester: $2404            $240.40 per month
Group Lessons:                $100              $10 per month

There is a No Make Up Policy. Only lessons missed by the teacher or missed due to a death in the family will be made up. 


Erin Cassel Idnani, Cello 
NCYS Artistic Director, Director of Lower Strings 

David Edwards, Violin
Director of Upper Strings

Karen Bergmann, Cello

Once registered, the teacher will contact the student to arrange a specific lesson time.