​Violin, Viola, Instructor, Performer

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Concerts, Rehearsals & More!




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October 14, 2019: Indigenous Peoples' Day

There will be NO LESSONS this day.

Rachel Alexander Private String Studio

Ossining, NY 10562



October 31, 2019: Halloween

There will be NO LESSONS this day.
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Ossining, NY 10562



November 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020: Practice Competition

The Holidays are a busy time of year and finding time to practice can be rather difficult.

Practicing is a crucial part of a musicians everyday life and it is truly the only way for us to 

improve upon our musical skills.

Rachel Alexander Private String Studio

Ossining, NY 10562



November 9, 2019: Friends of Music Presents: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Sleepy Hollow High School

Doors open at 7:30PM

Concert begins at 8:00PM

*Students under 18 years old may attend for FREE!



November 16, 2019: Elementary and Junior All-County Orchestra Auditions

​Eastchester Middle School

550 White Plains Road

Eastchester, NY 10709

9:00am to 2:00PM



November 28 & 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break

There will be NO LESSONS these days.

Lessons will resume Monday, December 2, 2019.
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Ossining, NY 10562



December 15, 2019: Holidays with Austin Charnis

Come enjoy holiday tunes as I join classical guitarist, Austin Charnis.

The Peekskill Coffee House

101 South Division Street

Peekskill, NY 10566

1:00PM to 3:00PM



December 27 & 30, 2019: Holiday Violin and Viola Lessons

Let's have fun during the holiday season and make music!

Rachel Alexander Private String Studio

Ossining, NY 10562



January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be NO LESSONS this day.
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Ossining, NY 10562



March 21, 2020: NYSSMA Workshop for Violinist and Violists

Calling all school aged violinists and violists! This workshop is for all school aged violin and viola students participating in NYSSMA LEVELS 1-4 ONLY. In each workshop, students will perform their pieces and scales, as well as review helpful tips and tricks to make NYSSMA an enjoyable festival. 

The Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Ave 

Ossining, NY 10562

11:00am to 12:30PM



March 27 & 28, 2020: NYSSMA, String Level 1-4 Solos and Ensembles

Edgemont Jr Senior High School

John Catoliato, Host



April 11, 2020: NYSSMA Workshop for Violinists and Violists

Calling all school aged violinists and violists! This workshop is for all school aged violin and viola students participating in NYSSMA LEVELS 5, 6 and ALL-STATE ONLY. In each workshop, students will perform their pieces and scales, as well as review helpful tips and tricks to make NYSSMA an enjoyable festival. 

The Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Ave

Ossining, NY 10562

11:00am to 12:30PM



April 18, 2020: 3rd Annual Duet Fest

Come and play duets with fellow string players. Bring your string playing friends and make music together!
Students must bring their own music stand and copies of the Samuel Applebaum books: Beautiful Music for Two, Volume I.
Pizza to follow!
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Ossining, NY 10562
11:00AM to 1:00PM



April 24 & 25, 2020: NYSSMA: Up-County Festival

Levels 5, 6 and All-State ONLY

Sleepy Hollow MS/HS

Micah Sprague, Host 



May 15 & 16, 2020:  NYSSMA: Down-County

Levels 5, 6 and All-State ONLY

Bronxville School

Denise Lutter, Host



May 30, 2020: Spring String Studio Recital

Ossining Public Library 

53 Croton Ave

Ossining, NY 10562

*Concert begins promptly at 1:00PM



​June 25, 2020: Last Day of Lessons for the 2019-2020 School Year



July 1, 2020 - August 20, 2020: Summer Lessons!

​Keep the music alive with summer lessons! Whether you're new to the violin/viola or working to improve your skills,  each and every student can learn the basics of reading music and playing the violin and viola.
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Ossining, NY 
*Lessons will be offered Monday through Thursday only!