Please note: DC residents in Wards 7 and 8 (including zip codes 20002, 20003, 20019, 20020, 20024, 20032, and 20373) are eligible for discounted pricing for this class that will automatically be applied at checkout.

Additional criteria may also confirm eligibility. If the discount is not appearing for you online, please call Regan Ford, Director, SE Washington DC Campus of Levine Music, at (202) 610-2036 to find out if you qualify and to register.

THEARC Beginner Orchestra and THEARC Intermediate Orchestra are coming off their sixth successful year at THEARC! Designed for students with little or no previous experience in music, this beginning ensemble introduces students to a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass).

Each week students receive 90 minutes of instruction and guidance in the full ensemble and in instrument-specific small group sectionals from Director Jonathan Jones. Please note: An interview is required. Interviews with the instructor will be held on September 8 and September 15 to assist students in choosing and sizing an instrument. To schedule an interview, please complete the Interview Sign-Up Form.

For more information, and to schedule an interview, please contact Jonathan Jones at; Dr. Patrick LeStrange, Strings Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1110 or; or Regan Ford, Levine Campus Director at THEARC, at (202) 610-2036 or The link to the Open House RSVP Form can be found here:


Tuition Assistance

Levine Music is dedicated to providing quality music education for all students, opening our doors to anyone who wants to learn music, no matter their ability or financial circumstances.