Classical Workshop

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private homes in the Rockridge area of Oakland, CA
June 28–July 3, 2021
Kati Kyme and William Skeen, directors

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required to attend this workshop. Please send to Additionally, we will follow all current state and local restrictions in place at the time of the workshop to ensure participants’ safety.

The Classical Workshop is America’s only workshop dedicated to late 18th-century performance practice. We meet for one week in the summer to explore string chamber music of the Classical era. Morning and afternoon coaching sessions by the New Esterházy Quartet are followed each evening by informal performances of the day’s repertoire. Private instruction and colloquia on bowing and fingering complement our program. The workshop invites string players of all ages and abilities. Pre-formed ensembles are welcome too.

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.



The New Esterházy Quartet
Kati Kyme violin
Lisa Weiss violin
Anthony Martin violin and viola
William Skeen cello

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

Full tuition is $700.


Tuition assistance is available through our scholarship and work study programs.

Additional questions regarding payment? Contact Stacey Helley at

Questions about the workshop? Contact directors Kati Kyme and William Skeen at