From the website of The Florentine…
Free violin lessons for children in the Nidiaci Garden
Amici del Nidiaci re-launches community initiative
Cultural association Amici del Nidiaci will re-launch its violin lessons for elementary school children on September 8 at 6pm. Led by experienced instructor Mariana Pinto, and held in Italian, lessons will take place every Thursday in the volunteer-run Nidiaci Garden (via d’Ardiglione 30, behind Santa Maria del Carmine). Violins for the course have been donated by members of the association.
No reservations are required and new participants are welcome to join at any time. For insurance purposes, however, students must be accompanied by an adult member of the association, which requires an annual fee of 10 euro.
First launched in October 2014, these violin lessons have become a distinctive feature of Oltrarno community life. The Amici del Nidiaci association also organizes numerous other activities, including a free English language course every Monday at 5pm with mother-tongue teacher and translator Anna Lord.
To learn more about the association’s current initiatives, see the official website.