Forest City String School

Delight must be the basis and aim of this art.


Online Registration Required

Welcome FCSS families to another great term of string education! Classes resume this Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 (8:30am-12pm)!

IMPORTANT: This Registration Form MUST be completed for every incoming student BEFORE Sunday, September 10th, 2023 (midnight). No students will be admitted to FCSS on the first day of classes who have not first completed this form and submitted payment electronically for the Fall 2023 term.

Upon completion of this form, please await a confirmation of registration email. Class assignments are made by the FCSS directorship in consultation with private teachers. Please refer to your confirmation of registration to find the student's placements, schedule and fees, as well as instructions to submit payment.

***Attention families with several children attending: for administrative purposes, each individual child must be registered separately using this form. Thank you!***

Time: Saturdays beginning Sept. 23rd, 8:30am-12pm (see the events calendar for program dates)

Location: Banting Secondary School

Guest attendance: Drop-ins and visitors are welcome at FCSS, but must announce their presence in advance by confirming their visit with Ellen Yamanaka (contact info below). No observation visits will be scheduled for the first day of class (Sept. 23rd, 2023).


For inquiries about student placement, please contact Assistant Director, Jordan Clayton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about registration, please contact our registrar, Ellen Yamanaka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fee Structure

Class assignments will be determined by FCSS directorship in consultation with your private teacher. These assignments will determine your fee. If you are a beginner student, you will be participating in class only. If your student is able to participate in one of the orchestras (ie. training or junior), they will be placed according to their abilities.

Intermediate and Senior students will be placed in a chamber group, class, orchestra and our new Performance/Masterclass. These will occur 5 times this year at a time outside of our regular programming. The 2022-2023 year will be 25 weeks in length.

Student Placement Cost
Class Only $675
Class &Training Orchestra $825
Class & Orchestra $950
Senior $1350

Fees are due before the First Session – September 24th, 2022.

You may make your payment electronically. Please direct your e-transfer to FCSS – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the security question/answer "Whatdowelove"/"Welovemusic".

More Chamber Music Opportunities for Senior Students, with Professional Coaches

FCSS has always strived to create momentum for our advancing students through gratifying and meaningful musical experiences. Our senior violin and cello classes have been shining examples of this. This year, all senior students will be enrolled in chamber music ensembles as another way to experience the rewarding process of musical collaboration.

These groups will be variable in size and flexible: students may have the opportunity to join one or more different kinds of ensembles throughout the course of the year.

Private Lessons

All FCSS students must be enrolled in private lessons.

If you are in need of a private instructor for violin, viola, cello, double-bass, or harp, we will be more than happy to put you in touch with any one of our many highly-skilled educators. FCSS is proud to have a faculty of performers and pedagogues, many of whom come with doctoral, master's and education degrees in music.

Please contact Ellen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for teacher contact information!

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