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Amazing musical journeys start with...
With donations and support from individuals like you, Strings in Need provides students with access to expert instructors and quality instruments.
Students, young children through adults, can access affordable instruments, sliding scale lesson fees, expert instruction, safe group or private environments.
Our expert instructors are dedicated to our mission, highly educated in their fields, 100% background checked, and experienced performers.
“With Strings in Need, my kids have access to talented highly experienced music instructors at an affordable rate. And because there’s an income based scale, I’m confident that should my income change, my kids would still be able to continue their lessons.”
– Yevette Thornton-Eden, Proud Parent
WHAT IS STRINGS IN NEED?
Strings in Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing students from ALL economic and cultural backgrounds, with many different abilities, with expert musical training.
Strings in Need is building a community of musicians (students, families, and instructors), that see no boundaries between them and no limits to their potential…
~ A community that provides ALL students with access to the same quality instruments and the same exert instruction.
~ A community that allows people from all walks of life to study together, perform together and enjoy the universal language, music…
~ We’re watching this community grow in the lives of the students that study on Tuesday evenings and the students that study on Friday afternoons…. It’s all happening!
We’d love for you to join us on this musical journey as a student, as an instructor, as a volunteer, or as a donor.
WHAT DOES STRINGS IN NEED OFFER STUDENTS?
The opportunity to study music with experts in their fields and access to quality instruments.
HOW DOES STRINGS IN NEED DETERMINE LESSON FEES?
We use a sliding scale fee structure to ensure that we are offering:
~ quality lessons with expert instructors
~ at an affordable rate
~ enabling ALL students to begin studying Guitar, Piano, or Voice
WHO CAN STUDY MUSIC WITH STRINGS IN NEED?
Our primary mission is to serve students that would not otherwise be able to afford lessons and instruments, however, we offer Guitar, Piano, Voice, and Percussion to ALL students, from young children through adults. Building a community of musicians from all walks of life, from all different cultures, from all different socioeconomic environments is really important to us.
HOW CAN YOU HELP STRINGS IN NEED CONTINUE TO SERVE ALL STUDENTS?
~ Sponsor a student’s lessons for a month, for a semester, for a year. .
~ Sponsor a group class, for a month, for a semester, for a year.
~ Donate quality instruments.
~ Donate money.
WHAT TYPES OF MUSIC CAN YOU STUDY WITH STRINGS IN NEED?
~ Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Guitar
~ Beginner, Intermediate Piano
~ Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Voice
~ Violin and Percussion coming soon!
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
OUR STORY: IT'S A GOOD ONE.
In the seventh grade, Rebeccah Lipson heard a story about a boy whose parents had given him a $20,000 violin. The boy couldn’t care less about the violin and would forget to take it with him and maintain it. She found it unfair that one student, blessed with a beautiful instrument, would barely use it, while other less fortunate students, with greater interest, couldn’t afford instruments of their own. So, Rebeccah founded Strings in Need to helping students obtain their very own string instruments and affordable lessons.