Music invites us to come together, to share a listening space and have an experience of community. Berkshire Strings is a way for me to encourage these social forces while nurturing our development as musicians.
— Erika Ludwig
photo credit: Karen Berger

photo credit: Karen Berger

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, ensembles, classes, including the Fiddling Femmes - group lessons for women, and jam sessions are held at Berkshire Strings Studio in North Egremont, MA.

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

Two additional programs in the local musical landscape are the Berkshire Strings Jam Sessions, a slow to moderately paced circle of acoustic musicians playing from a collection of Old-time, Folk, Fiddle and dance tunes and Berkshire Summer Strings, a week-long program for all ages that brings professional instructors and musicians 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 and workshops, please subscribe to the mailing list. 


Studio Jam Sessions Berkshire Summer Strings Berkshire Strings Presents

Erika Ludwig -

PO Box 392 South Egremont, MA 01258

8 Prospect Lake Road, North Egremont, MA 01230