“ Such a great resource to play with a group. Top notch. ”
— Martha D. on Apr 4, 2016.
“ Wonderful ”
— Ted S. on Feb 3, 2016.
“ I jumped in last night at the annual Christmas program at Metzler's and received a very warm and inviting reception. Everyone was so encouraging that I may just try it in another group. My sincere thanks to Barbara! ”
— Claudia M. on Dec 18, 2015.
“ If you play violin, viola, cello, or upright bass, a great place to work on your instrument and meet some most pleasant people. Directed with care and good humor by Barbara Don. ”
— Dublin G. on Nov 11, 2015.
“ Friendly and enthusiastic players. ”
— sachi w on Mar 4, 2015.
“ great group! ”
— Jacque B. on Jan 14, 2015.
“ Great to be back. I'm a little rusty... maybe I need to eat more butter. For the next session, we will be playing Mozart Divertimento in G Allegro & Minuet Schubert Moment Musical in Dm Schubert Standchen in Dm Roberts The Junk Man Rag in C Is this correct? ”
— Mark W. on Nov 12, 2014.
“ Outstanding ”
— erica g. on Mar 5, 2014.
“ I'm very grateful for this resource. It would be very difficult to find a similar opportunity elsewhere to grow as a musician. ”
— Thom C. on Apr 17, 2013.
“ Has been fine. This is my first use of it. ”
— Betsy B. on Feb 6, 2013.
“ Rad. ”
— Doug M. on Jan 20, 2013.
“ How wonderful to have this opportunity to come together to play - all ages and levels so welcomed and encouraged! Thank you to them! ”
— Julie I. on Nov 6, 2012.
“ Good stuff ”
— Travis H. on Oct 25, 2012.
“ everyone having a good time playing music. I am a beginner, so it's a good experience for me to keep up and learn. Looking forward to see the music for Oct. ”
— hong henry c. on Oct 5, 2012.
“ AT my skill level, I learned a lot and was comfortable, but challenged by the size of the group and the ability of the players as a whole. I know next week will be more challenging! ”
— Edit V. on Sep 12, 2012.
“ Leadership and tuition from Barbara, Gherman, Leah, Julia and Tom is friendly and of first rate. ”
— Shirley P. on Sep 11, 2012.
“ good ”
— Jose R. on Aug 22, 2012.
“ Everyone I've met in this group has been friendly, helpful and inspiring. ”
— Mariam C. on Jul 24, 2012.
“ What a fantastic group! ”
— Ruth W. on Jul 24, 2012.
“ This group is filling a much needed niche in the L.A. area - I don't know of anything else like it. The coaches are top-rate local professionals, teaching orchestral skills to adult beginners. As for the members of the ensemble, what a fun and inspirational group of people! Everybody brings a different story to the ensemble, whether they are picking their instruments up again after a long hiatus, or whether they are new to their instruments completely. I am having a great time meeting and making music with these cool, interesting folks. ”
— Julia M. on Jul 21, 2012.
“ Lots of experience so it is great to be able to learn from each other. ”
— Marva W. on Jul 10, 2012.
“ I was extremely impressed at how the session was structured and by what we all achieved. Barbara and Leah were both excellent at bringing the different sections together and who knows maybe my intonation and timing may well improve as a result. I came way from the first session with a great sense of well being, I am very much looking forward to the sessions to come. Truly a great experience. ”
— Anne L. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ This is my first time playing with them. I am in a beginning/intermediate group and I feel very comfortable that it is a good fit for my level of play. I have a lot in common with the other people in this class. The cello/bass section coach is wonderful, as is the overall conductor (one of the violin coaches). ”
— Kevin James S. on Jun 8, 2012.
“ Great group of people with a tremendously genuine love for making music. ”
— Crystal Brooke A. on Jun 1, 2012.
“ The organization has a creative method of making each meeting a new and inspiring experience. ”
— Ronald W. on May 17, 2012.
“ I had so much fun! I met some enthusiastic people that love to make music together. ”
— Joan B. on Apr 24, 2012.
“ awesome meetup, so glad I joined and attended the Intermediate group! ”
— Gina on Apr 22, 2012.
“ Great meetup group, cant wait for the next one! ”
— Raymond on Apr 22, 2012.
“ I am glad to get to associate with other players that are excited about playing. ”
— Danielle D. on Apr 20, 2012.
“ Well, I'm hooked! Hope they can keep this excellent experiment going. ”
— Sandra O. on Apr 19, 2012.
“ A group of great classical music enthusiasts. ”
— Kazuo T. on Apr 19, 2012.
“ It is a great resource for amateur musicians. ”
— William L. on Apr 19, 2012.
“ Everyone has been friendly and there to enjoy the experience. ”
— Kenneth A. G. on Apr 19, 2012.
“ What a nice group of people. Everyone was excited to be there and made for a great experience. ”
— Marissa G. on Mar 31, 2012.
“ It's a wonderful group of friendly chamber music enthusiasts. ”
— Paul G. on Mar 30, 2012.
“ Wonderful organization!! ”
— Mary F. on Mar 30, 2012.
“ I was so lucky to be playing with the members of the quintet I was playing at. They were great music readers. ”
— Valeria M. on Mar 30, 2012.
“ So much fun! ”
— Zach Z. on Mar 30, 2012.
“ An excellent service to the classical music community! ”
— Liz E. on Mar 30, 2012.
“ It's always fun to meet people that love music. I'll definitely be attending future events. ”
— Lance on Mar 23, 2012.
“ very welcoming and nonjudgemental...I cannot wait to play again! ”
— Erin D. on Mar 23, 2012.
“ Everyone was friendly, helpful, kind and most talented! ”
— Joseph T. on Mar 23, 2012.
“ Everyone was accommodating, cooperative and most importantly on time. I would say that we were glad to be there. ”
— Dave D. on Mar 9, 2012.
“ Well, I think everyone played very well, although I am new at this I learned something and everyone was so friendly. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to meeting some more people on the next Meetup group. Barbara and Don were great hostess to their members. I think everyone had a good time all I saw was smiles and laughter as everyone mingled on the break. ”
— Alana M. on Mar 8, 2012.
“ Great! ”
— Elliott G. on Mar 8, 2012.
“ Awesome! ”
— Marian P. on Mar 8, 2012.
“ Barbara is an unbelievably conscientious organizer. It was easy to see how much effort she put into it, in the weeks and days leading up to the event, and also during the event. I hope the stress of it doesn't dissuade her from trying it more often. This group is really hard to top! ”
— neng on Mar 7, 2012.
“ Hi again Barbara, I,m Fay, we have connected e-mail y. I so love to play chamber music. Why are not piano pieces part of the program?? Only strings??? Where can I find a place like yours that involves piano. I have connected with Kaz and his teacher and hope to play soon. Anyway just curious!! Thanks, Fay ”
— Fay L. on Aug 23, 2012.
“ Fine. I thought I RSVPed, but my name does not appear. Is this prejudice against viola players? I believe there is a conspsiracy here! ”
— Daniel G. on Dec 16, 2012.
“ What a fun time! Great meeting other adults who enjoy getting together just to enjoy making music. Hope we continue to do more of this on a regular basis. Great idea to have the (centrally-located) store as the meet-up venue. Thanks, Barbara, for your hard work and for being such a great host! ”
— Celesta C. on Mar 23, 2012.