The project teaches fourth grade students how to play a string instrument.
The Texas Tech University String Project will hold "TUNE-IN!" an informational open house session, for fourth grade students who wish to learn to play a string instrument from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 19 in room 010 of the Band Hall at the Texas Tech School of Music.
The String Project is designed to provide opportunities for students 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 five string instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp.
At the open house, students and their parents will have the opportunity to try out instruments, hear instrument demonstrations and register for the program. Free pizza will be available to all attendees.
Families who choose to register for the project may choose from two different tuition options:
- Option one: $120 for the semester, or $70 for students on free or reduced lunch programs. Includes two days per week of group instruction and one private lesson.
- Option two: $150 for the semester, or $100 for students on free or reduced lunch programs. Includes two days per week of group instruction and three private lessons.
All students will receive the 2017-2018 official Texas Tech String Project T-shirt and any handouts and materials provided by the instructor with tuition cost.
Registration can be completed at the project's website and is due by Sept. 22. Payment is due by the first day of class on Sept. 26. Only cash or checks made payable to the Texas Tech University String Project will be accepted. Contact Blair Williams, director of the String Project, before the beginning of classes if a payment plan needs to be set up.
The Texas Tech 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. The program is currently funded by student fees and contributions by Texas Tech.
More information, including special performances by and events including the Texas Tech String Project, can be found on the group's website or Facebook.