After-School Strings Online Application

After-School Strings offers quality string education for young people interested in playing classical stringed instruments.

Next Session: 25 Week Course from October 2019 to May 2020

When: Mondays & Wednesdays from 4-6PM

Where: 85 Grant St. Portland, Maine

Application Deadline: September 16, 2019



Please complete the form below

Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Address *
Primary / Home Phone *
Primary / Home Phone
Cell / Work Phone
Cell / Work Phone
Please select the program you're applying to.
Preferred Instrument:
Programming occurs on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4-6pm (October - May). Palaver will do our best to accommodate your schedule however students may be assigned to classes depending on availability and class size. If you have a conflict with a specific time, please email Palaver Managing Director of Education, Matthew Smith at For any other notes you might have, please use the text block below to tell us more.
Mission Statement: The Palaver Music Center strives to generate a mutual love of music, foster creativity, and hold space for shared dialogue with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25 per student or $40 per family due September 16, 2019. Tuition: Tuition is based on a sliding scale model meaning that the program cost is dependent on gross yearly house-hold income and family-size. Please check the sliding scale to determine how much the program costs. Tuition is due in two payments. First payment is due September 23, 2019. Second payment is due January 27, 2020. Financial Aid: Palaver is committed to ensuring that any student wishing to participate in the program can. If you feel the sliding scale fee is not affordable you may apply for financial aid. You may also email Matthew Smith at for more information on financial aid. Parent's Statement of Commitment: I would like my child to apply to the After-School Strings class. I have read and understand the After-School Strings description. I also understand that if accepted, a guardian, or I will bring my child regularly to classes and will keep Palaver updated with any changes in the above information.
Signed Date of Application Form *
Signed Date of Application Form
Release Agreement


Photographs, recordings, video and film images: After-School Strings student performances and/or classes may be photographed, filmed, videotaped, and/or recorded. Palaver Strings has the students and families’ permission to use all images and sound recordings for publicity and to describe and illustrate the program to the public, print & online media, and funding organizations.
please tell us why in a few short words.
Signed Date of Release Form *
Signed Date of Release Form


*Please submit this form along with the $25 registration fee (check/money order payable to Palaver Strings) before September 16, 2019 to the address below. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by September 20, 2019. If applicable, you may also drop this application and registration fee off at our office at the address below.



Palaver Strings

45 Exchange St.

Suite 300E

Portland, Maine