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Summer at Woodstock – Band and Strings

Improve your musicianship, individually and collectively

An intensive two-week course to help budding young musicians to take their skills to the next level. Benefit from expert tuition, as well as learning to work together as a unit to create something that’s greater than the sum of its parts.


Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for young musicians who want to improve their technique and musicality. Whether you’ve been playing your instrument for just a year, or are already an experienced musician, this course can help your musical talents to flourish.



  • Large Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Sectionals
  • Music Theory
  • Materclass
  • Private Practice Time
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Final Performance



Age: 7th Grade – 12th Grade (with at least one full year of instrument experience)

Instruments: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion (mallets and un-pitched), Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola.

13-24 July 2020

Age Range: 12-18

30 hours of instruction

Eliciting Greatness in Music

Woodstock School’s music programme is widely regarded as one of the best in all of India, with a dedicated department working to nurture students’ talents, technique and musicality. Woodstock School students have the opportunity study a range of instruments and styles, from brass to string and Western classical music to Indian classical music.


  • Dr Jason Sah

    Dr Jason Sah

    Dr Sah has taught string students from the beginning through the college level for over 20 years. He particularly loves working with young people, and has served on the faculty at numerous colleges, schools and summer camps. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, and Salzburg Mozarteum. He is currently music faculty at Woodstock School with his wife Larissa Sah.

  • Larissa Brown-Sah

    Larissa Brown-Sah

    Ms. Brown-Sah has been a performer and teacher for over 20 years. Currently at Woodstock School, she co-directs string ensembles, working with students of all levels. Previously, she has engaged with all stages of pedagogy - from beginning level instruction to university positions. She has worked as a violist in the National Symphony of Colombia, Orquesta Sinaloa De Las Artes and many others.

  • Lindsay Boyd

    Lindsay Boyd

    Lindsay Boyd is currently the high school band director at the American School of Bombay. She has been teaching band and conducting professionally in the US and India including Woodstock School, Buffalo Community Orchestra, Capital City Minstrels, and currently at the American School of Bombay as a teacher and freelance conductor.

  • Amber Neid

    Amber Neid

    Amber Neid is the middle school band director at the American School of Bombay. She is a saxophone, piano and percussion player who loves everything middle school band! Amber has taught in Minnesota and Mumbai with young musicians including primary music, wind bands, and IB musicians.