Playing toward ‘Northern Neck Youth Orchestra’

Instructor Rebecca Young (right) teaches a Strings Crewe cello group lesson.

The Strings Crewe recently held its first group lesson of the year for Northern Neck cello and viola students, ages 7-12, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Heathsville.

In its second year, the Strings Crewe is supplementing public school music education with Suzuki-method instruction to 20 students, reported program director Sue Nunn. Current enrollment includes eight cello, two viola and 10 violin students.

Weekly one-on-one lessons are free, said Nunn. Instruments are also free through…