Concerts at A Street – A Monthly Series

We’re happy to announce our new concert series at A Street, featuring students of all ages and our awesome instrumental faculty. Each month, we’ll have a few of our students and a faculty member perform here in our shop (our office handily converts into a small performance space).

Rachel Massey and Daniel Hawkins played at our old location last year as the Driftwood Duet

Rachel Massey and Daniel Hawkin’s played at our old location last year as the Driftwood Duet

March 23rd marks the first event, featuring piano and violin students, and a performance by Geni Skendo. After our very successful violin classes last month, I’m sure we’ll see more and more violin performances!

Concerts at A Street

The fourth Saturday of the month at 5pm

One Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02130



Interlude: September News and Events

Hi all,

I’ve posted a few events that are coming up for our faculty in the next month. Please help support our local artists! I’ll be back soon for some more updates to the schedule. Right now, I’m busy trying to get the A Street Music education program fiscally sponsored, which would mean that we could raise money through grants and tax deductible donations to provide financial aid for our students. Please keep your fingers crossed!

Also, if you are a visual artist in Quincy, or if you know one, please be aware that we’re looking for artists to exhibit their work on our wall here at A Street. If you’ve been in the store, you know that we have a 30-35 foot wall in the front of the store and near the lesson rooms that wants more art! Contact me at if you’re interested.

 Street Events…
On most Fridays, you can find us playing at the Quincy Farmer’s Market!

September Teacher Performances…
September 6, 2011 – 8pm
Chad Gray performing electronic music at
Phoenix Landing
512 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

September 24, 2011 – 6pm
Justin Stanley with the Wenham Street Brass
Dorchester in the Park Gala, concert flyer
Dorchester Park, Boston, MA

September 29, 2011 – 12:15pm
Nick Dinnerstein with pianist Pei-yeh Tsai
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA

Interlude: June News and Events

Hi blog readers. Summer is upon us. The air conditioner is running. I’m amazed by how quickly time has passed, and that A Street Music is only a few months short of one year old. I’ll be keeping you updated about programs here at the store over the next month, but for now, please mark the following events in your calendar and support local musicians and A Street faculty members!

June Teacher Performances…

June 3 – 8pm
Nick Dinnerstein
performing with Kelly Omalley
Café Verde – 275 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA

June 14 – 7pm
Caddy and the DeVilles
featuring Bülent Güneralp
1000 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA

June 24 – 7:30pm
Wenham Street Brass in Concert
Featuring Justin Stanley and Nick Dinnerstein
with Matt Baker, Heidi Aispuro, and Sarah Troxler
First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain
633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

June 29 – 9pm
Michael Thomas
with the Mike Dease Sextet
Smalls Jazz Club
corner of W 10th and 7th Ave, New York, NY

Dates in June
Robert Hoveland in the pit for
“The Drowsey Chaperone”
Boston Performing Arts Center

Wednesdays in June – 9pm
Paul Chase
The Burren
247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Other News…

Call the YMCA at 617-479-8500 for information on our summer music camp, August 1-5!

Before I finish up, I’d like to share a couple of photos from our education programs over the last few months. Enjoy!