Greater Richmond School of Music is pleased to offer a NEW Chamber Music Program that provides an opportunity for musicians to interact in a small ensemble setting for all ages starting from 10 years!
The program will be offered at our Main Location on Dickey Drive and will include all instruments (piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, percussion).  Participation in the program is determined by an audition, with students placed in groups based on experience and age.  Students will be asked to prepare scales and pieces that represent their ability.

Homeschool Chamber Music

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Groups will have included string duos, trios, quartets, piano trios, ensembles combining brass, winds, and strings, vocal chamber groups, drumming and jazz ensembles.
The coaching will be offered by our faculty members in Dickey Drive location and will be based on a repertoire selected for the needs of the ensemble. This is a semester long program and classes will meet weekly for 1 hour, at a set time arranged based on audition grouping results and student availability.

Chamber music study develops group cooperation, personal responsibility, concentration and the importance of the teamwork!  Join us for making music with others who love playing music as much as you do!


Director of Chamber Music Program

Ayca Kartari was born in Bilecik, Turkey and started playing double bass when she was 11 years old.  In 2005, having received her Bachelor of Music degree from Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory in Turkey, she received a full scholarship from the International Yehudi Menuhin Music Academy and Lozan Conservatory in Switzerland to pursue her graduate studies, and studied with Michel Veillon, to obtain a double Masters of Music (Diplome de Concert, Double Bass and Chamber Music) in 2008.

Following that, Ayca toured extensively throughout Europe in various Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestras under the direction of Alberto Lysy, Pierre Amoyal, Howard Griffiths and Prof. Iagoba Fanlo. As a member of the Borusan Philharmonic she performed for Proms at the Royal Albert Hall/London, conducted by Sascha Goetzel and was a member of the double bass quartet BigBoomBass in Izmire/Turkey.  During that time, she also organized a chamber music concert series for the State Opera and Ballet and became an adjunct double bass faculty member at Yasar University.

Having moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2016, she now performs with the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and the original indie Turkish pop group, Yeni Nolstalji.  With over 6 years of experience in teaching bowed stringed instruments both abroad and now in Richmond, she has also organized chamber ensembles and assisted students in achieving their musical goals in violin, viola, cello and double bass.