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 and 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, groups and classes are held at Berkshire Strings Studio in So. Egremont, MA.

Berkshire Strings Presents promotes musical artists, inviting them to hold workshops, perform small concerts at the Studio and help cultivate a special listening and learning environment.

Two programs have been a part of the local musical landscape for the last five years, the Berkshire Strings Jam Sessions, a slow to moderately paced circle of acoustic musicians playing from a collection of Contradance and traditional music and Berkshire Summer Strings, a week-long program for all ages that brings professional instructors and musicians to North Egremont to teach us new tunes, dances and songs.

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 an email notice about our concerts, please subscribe to the mailing list.