Griffon Quartet Launches Winter Strings Retreat

The Griffon String Quartet is hosting an inaugural winter retreat for students studying violin, viola and cello.

During the first week of 2023, the retreat will feature the Suzuki Strings of Madison, a group that provides Madison-area children with the opportunity to flourish. Suzuki Strings will present a private concert for students in third through sixth grades at Gibraltar School on Jan. 6, and a workshop for fifth-grade students will follow. An instrument petting zoo will also allow the Gibraltar students an opportunity to touch and experiment with string instruments under the guidance of professional musicians.

Later the same day, Suzuki Strings students, Griffon students from Door County and Green Bay, and community members will gather at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay for a fun afternoon of music games, a play-in and a pizza dinner party.

On Jan. 7, the retreat will feature instructive performance classes for students, followed by student performances at the church, both of which are open to the public. Door County pianist Sara Bong will accompany the musicians.

Those who are interested in participating in or attending these free events should call 920.854.7088. Find information about string lessons with the Griffon String Quartet at

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