January 12, 2017
Adults who have always wanted to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or double bass now have that chance. For the first time, the Texas Tech University String Project is offering adult string instrument classes for beginners.
The Texas Tech University String Project is designed to provide opportunities for students and adults to receive instruction on stringed instruments at a reduced price. All instructors are music and music education majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Instruction is offered on four string instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass.
An adult string instrument class open house is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) at the School of Music, 2624 18th St.
Texas Tech University String Project
was established in 2001 in part with the National String Project Consortium and the American String Teachers Association. The program was initially funded by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education with matching contributions from Texas Tech. Now, the program is funded by student fees and contributions by Texas Tech.
At the open house, attendees will have the opportunity to try out instruments, get sized on a preferred instrument, gather information about renting an instrument from local music stores, receive information about other materials needed for class, meet the teachers, ask further questions and register for classes.
Registration for spring classes can be completed online and is due Friday (Jan. 27). Tuition is $90 for group class instruction two days per week, one private lesson and the official Texas Tech University String Project T-shirt, or $120 for group class instruction two days per week, three private lessons and the T-shirt. Payment by cash or check is due on the first day of class, Tuesday (Jan. 31).
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