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Simply Strings

Inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela’s acclaimed, social-action music network, Simply Strings develops musical excellence and promotes social engagement. Through this program, based at Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School in Roseland, children, beginning in second grade, receive daily, intensive ensemble instruction two hours a day, five days a week after school.

Through the Simply Strings program, I have noticed students build confidence, learn time management and self-discipline skills. They are encouraged to takes risks and most importantly, they feel a part of a positive, musically focused community.
– Jenny Young, Principal, Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School



We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

County of Sonoma – AB 114 Committee
Alan & Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust
Speedway Children’s Charities
Kiwanis Club of Santa Rosa
Active 20-30 Healdsburg

All photos by Susan & Neil Silverman Photography

Contact Us

Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: (707) 546-7097

Patron Services Hours: 
M-F - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
W – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
Patron Services: (707) 546-8742


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