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Youth Symphony

All About Music San Diego greatly

appreciates the funding from 

Seth Sprague Educational and

Charitable Foundation

Performance Training



Suzuki Training

Welcome To

Our New Season

Rehearsals have begun 

Come join us


1717 Morena Blvd

(619) 276-2057

Suzuki Instruction


Advanced Orchestra


Join in the fun with the fabulous All About Music Youth Orchestra. Professional coaches play along, side-by-side, with the musicians.


Everyone has an opportunity to solo with the orchestra on all types of music, including classical, chamber music, and even pop and western.


AAMSD offers a friendly atmosphere, dedicated musicians, and excellent training. Celebrated conductor, Mary Gerard, is a professional violinist and violist as well as one of the most successful music teachers in America.

Join us Saturday mornings at 10:30 at 1717 Morena Blvd. Come make new friends and explore the incredible universe of MUSIC.

Click here for Audition Details

Click here for the 2018-19 Session Details

Meet Our



Ron Fox




Next Concert:

April 26

St. Mark's

Methodist Church

3502 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

4:30 PM

Our Conductor

Mary is president of All About Music San Diego and conductor of Divertimento, the advanced orchestra.


Mary played in the San Diego Symphony, both violin and viola, San Diego Opera, Starlight Opera, and San Diego Chamber Orchestra.  She performed violin in the ERA Trio. Her trio toured California and performed in Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Her Classic Arts String quartet played for young audiences for ten years and was selected by that nationwide organization to make demo tapes for other chapters throughout the USA. She was music director and conductor of Young Artists Symphony. And previous to that she conducted Symphonic Strings for The San Diego Youth Symphony.


Mary is celebrated for her success as a teacher of violin and viola, as conveyed by these testaments.


Throughout her career she has produced string students who now occupy principal positons in noted professional orchestras throughout the nation.


Click on any video to see what they're saying

Katy Mattis

is associate principle viola with the St. Louis Symphony. She reminisces with Mary about her journey getting there.

Paul Grant

is an orchestra director in Orange County, CA. Watch the video to actually witness the single moment in one lesson when Mary completely turned his life around.

Ben Russel

studied at the Amsterdam and New England Conservatories.

He's performed with the Portland Symphony in Maine and The Bryant Park Quartet in New York City. Now he's freelancing and playing his own music. And it all started with Mary...

Anna Rose

learned phrasing and complex musical forms from Mary. She has since played for (and with) 75 celebrities, including Pavarotti, Henry Mancini, Led Zeppelin, and 2 U.S. presidents.

Chris Vitas

talks about the old days with Mary and the new days with his Ned Steinberger electric

Call or Email for More Information

(619) 276-2057