Building a musical community and filling my community with music.
— Erika Ludwig
photo credit: Karen Berger

photo credit: Karen Berger

From instruction to inspiration, practice tips to promotion, Berkshire Strings is dedicated to musicians and musical students pursuing their dreams.

Founder/Teacher Erika Ludwig, offers private lessons on violin and viola, group classes, jam sessions and a summer program, all designed to build the skills of her young and adult students so they can express themselves and enjoy playing music with others. Private lessons and some groups are hosted at Berkshire Strings Studio in North Egremont, MA.

By promoting local concert performances and inviting experienced instructors to hold workshops and conduct the Summer Strings program, Berkshire Strings cultivates a listening and learning environment that broadens exposure to the finest traditional music being played today.

Berkshire Strings incorporates the elements of instruction and inspiration with two intentions: to build a musical community and to nurture the local community through music. 

If you would like to play music with others, take lessons or schedule lessons for your child, please contact Erika directly at If you are a music appreciator and would like to know about local music performances, please join our mailing list then view the Berkshire Strings Presents page.