String Instrument Lessons, Play Date, Opens in Dumbo


Play Date – which takes place either in the parent’s homes or a suitable rehearsal space – can accommodate groups of up to 6, and includes orchestra prep for kids already in school orchestras, helps them improve and get better chairs. Play Date also gives parents some time to themselves while their kids learn!

Taught by concert violinist, professional studio musician and early childhood educator Chala Yancy, Play Date turns those group dates with friends into a unique opportunity to learn about and advance in string instruments. Yancy – a veteran teaching artist in the New York City school system whose students have performed for Michael Bloomberg and Joel Klein – uses the unique dynamics of group play in combination with aspects of Suzuki and contemporary childhood music to teach:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Reading music
  • Music theory

The benefits of group learning in a play-date environment are known to make learning feel less like work and more like fun. Play Date is offered at the Abundant Learning center at 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn.

Two week summer intensive camp offered:
Monday – Friday, 9am-11:30am
August 19-23 and August 26-30, 2013
private lessons also available

Fall Semester 2013:
September 12th – December 19th, 2013
Thursdays, 1:30pm – 7pm
private lessons are available

Play Date / Violin lessons (,
at Abundant learning
68 Jay Street, #513, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact Chala Yancy at: