Seaside Strings

Seaside Strings

Ages Youth & Adults
Campus Barnstable
Dates & Times July 9-Aug. 13
5:30-6:30 PM 
Tuition: $119

A multigenerational ensemble for string students of all ages & skill levels. Students develop technical and rhythmic skills through the ensemble experience, in a low-pressure setting. The group performs a diverse repertoire, including classical music with simplified arrangements, country and show tunes, presenting a concert for family & friends at the end of the semester. Students should be able to read music with relative proficiency.

Develop technical and rhythmic skills
Fun, low-pressure setting
Mixed repertoire, including classical music with simplified arrangements, country, and show tunes

Barnstable  |  July 9 - August 13  |  Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Lary Chaplan
(Violin, Fiddle)
Lary Chaplan - Violin, Fiddle

Violinist with the Cape Symphony 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, City University of New York
  • Master of Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

In 1954, Mr. Chaplan started studying and playing violin in Los Angeles with Ben Berzinsky, a previous member of the New York Philharmonic and teacher of Albert Einstein. Mr. Chaplan joined the California Jr. Symphony in 1959 where he remained a member for 9 years. He attended UCLA for 3 ½ years, studying violin and chamber music with Stanley Plummer. He then moved to New York City where he attended CUNY and received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Mr. Chaplan studied and performed with John Lewis, Joel Lester, Tiny Grimes, and Albert Hirsh. He played as a freelance violinist in New York for 18 years, working with various symphonies, pit orchestras, rock bands, and jazz bands.  In 1989, Mr. Chaplan moved to Cape Cod and joined the Cape Symphony, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and Woods Hole Choral Society. 

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