Testimonials

“The coaching staff at Play Week West are not only all superb musicians in their own right but all have the unique ability to connect with amateurs and provide methods and techniques to assist in improving our playing ability of chamber music.”

Anne Marie Rumley

Play Week West

"Play Week has been a wonderful experience for me as a string player every year over the past 9 years."

Julian Marsh

Play Week East

"Great week with delightful people!!  Thank you!!"

Susan Strobel

Play Week Virginia

“The highlight of my summers: such an interesting and varied mix of people, all sharing an intense desire to make music. Coaching is to the point, yet gentle. A lovely campus—even the campus food is terrific! What fun! Thanks!”

Darci Wolcott

Play Week Virginia

"All of the coaches were superb. Each has a unique approach so that the effect is synergistic. I can’t say enough positive things about them."

Steve Hessl

Play Week Virginia and Play Week West

"Once again – Play Week = Wow!"

Diane Friedman

Play Week Virginia

"Play Week is like a well oiled machine, humming along with perfect pitch! There are just too many good things to say about it to fit it into one sentence.  The camaraderie, support, enthusiasm, motivation, organization that it exudes while being surrounded by others who share a love for music is a week of sheer bliss!"

Kay Danzico

Play Week East

​"It is like you are giving us vitamins to keep us going for the rest of our lives. Thank you!"

Hatsuko Kuwayama

Play Week West

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"At the end of the week I am always a better player."

Barbara Munisteri

Play Week West

"A wonderful week, satisfying, instructive. Thumbs up!"

Clyde Farnsworth

Play Week Virginia

"Great music! Great people! Great fun!”

Mary Fran

Play Week East and Play Week West

“I especially enjoyed the camaraderie among the participants.  Everyone was supportive of everyone else and I felt that I really grew for the experience, both musically and personally.  Thanks again for your continued good work.”

Dan Armstrong

Play Week West

"The Play Week workshops give me a chance to stretch my skills in a non-competitive atmosphere."

Sandra Hunt

Play Week East and Play Week Virginia

"Excellent format, well organized, outstanding coaches’ concert."

Jean Sedlar

Play Week East

“I had a delightful week. You and your staff were excellent and the attendees were a cohesive, warm and thoroughly enjoyable group. Thanks to you for working so very hard to ensure our enjoyment, thank you for sharing openly of your talents, and thank you for your perpetual encouragement of all attendees.”

Steve Zeibovitz

Play Week East

"The coaching makes this the best workshop in the country."

Helen Boisen

Play Week Virginia

"What a wonderful experience, full of warm friendship and inspiration. I'm still walking on clouds a full month later."

Donald McCracken

Play Week West

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Questions? Contact Us

David Bakamjian, Director

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Email:          playweek@playweek.net

Phone:         (646) 692-9446

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