String Program


Ulli Reiner
Artistic Director & Conductor
(858) 485-8114

Artistic Director Ulli Reiner brings her certification in the Suzuki and Mark O’Connor methods to you!  Classes are held on Saturday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the St Bartholomew’s Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd in Poway!

In this program beginning students learn how to play songs by ear. Music-note-reading is gradually introduced into the weekly classes as students advance to higher levels of performance proficiency.  The program is based on the popular Mark O’Connor method.


2017-2018 Class and concert dates:
Spring session (10 weeks):
Mar 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 28
May 5, 12, 26
June 2
June 10 Concert, 6:00pm, Incarnation Lutheran Church (16889 Espola Road, Poway)


Beginning Class, 4:00-4:20pm
Strictly Strings Book One and Strictly Classic Book One
Mark O’Connor American Music Orchestra Book One
Intermediate Class, 4:20-5:00pm
Strictly Strings Book Two and Strictly Classics Book Two
Mark O’Connor American Music Orchestra Book Two
Assorted supplemental additional music from various genres
Dont Fret Fingerboard Chart (installed onto the instrument if needed)
Portable Music Stand
Working instrument tuned and a pencil


2018-2019 Class and concert dates (tentative):

Fall Term-

September 15, 22, 29

October 6, 20, 27

November 3

December 8

December 9th Concert at the Incarnation Lutheran  Church, Poway (TBA)

Winter Term-

January 12, 19 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9,

March 16th Concert at the Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway (TBA)

Spring Term-

March 30

April 6, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25,

June 1

June 2nd Concert at the Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway  (TBA)

Questions? Please contact Ulli Reiner by email at or by telephone at (858) 485-8114.

Curious about the program?  Click here for a video from the May 28th Violin Recital (2017).

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