Orchestra Nouvel is a fun and supportive training orchestra for adult string players at Evergreen Music School in Bellingham, WA. Director Tasa Weaver has designed this orchestra experience for adult string players who have little or no orchestra training. If you are a beginner or intermediate player on the violin, viola, cello, or bass then this is the orchestra for you.
No risk consolation and first class: Tasa Weaver will meet with you for a free consultation before the first class to make sure this is the right class for you. If you are not fully satisfied at the end of the first class, please let Tasa know and we will issue you a full refund.
No audition required: There is no audition required for either the 101 or 102 class. Director Tasa Weaver will consult with you before joining either class to make sure this is the best orchestra experience for your level.
Level 101 Class: This class is for beginner and intermediate string players with little or no experience in an orchestra setting.
Level 201 Class: This class is for beginner and intermediate string players with some orchestra experience and appropriate sight reading capabilities.
Level 101: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Level 201: Mondays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
All classes are held at Evergreen Music School 1842 Iron St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Please email or text us if you have questions. Text: 360-220-4628
Until further notice these are the requirements for our group classes:
If you have questions please call or text us at 360-220-4628. You can also send a message through our contact page
TRAINING: Conducting, Violin, Viola, Cello, Composition
Bachelor of Arts: Education, Violin Performance: WWU, Indiana University School of Music
Tasa Kaiyala Weaver brings nearly 30 years of teaching, coaching and playing experience to EMS, with a special ability to inspire and grow students of any age and ability. Tasa began violin at just 18 months old, was performing by age 3, and was in intensive chamber and orchestral studies soon after. Having moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2016 to live near her children, Mrs. Weaver spent the past twelve years as Violin Faculty at Pipestone School of Music in Twisp, WA. Tasa was Conductor of the Pipestone Youth Orchestra for 7 years, Conductor of the Pipestone Orchestra for 4 years, facilitated the music scholarship program and yearly summer music camps, led the Tamarack String Quartet, performed regular recitals, soloed multiple times with both orchestras in Okanogan County and is a composer with a performance project in the works on-line. Tasa has premiered several of her pieces and won numerous awards and performance competitions including 1st place at the WA state solo & ensemble competition, and 2nd place at the Seattle Young Artist competition. Formerly, Tasa was a member of the Pipestone Orchestra, Okanogan Valley Orchestra, Wenatchee Valley Symphony, Everett Philharmonic, Whatcom Symphony and Chamber Orchestra as well as Starry Night Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and String Quartet. Mrs. Weaver has been the Viola Coach for the Fidalgo Youth Symphony, and Faculty at Sounds of Summer Music Festival. Tasa teaches violin in Bellingham, WA and online.