our mission

It is the mission of the Starkville Strings School to provide excellence in bowed stringed musical education in a variety of situations which enhance a student’s ability to achieve individually and thrive in group settings. 

Starkville Strings School Sessions

Starkville Strings School continues to expand in order to offer the greatest possible opportunities for students.


McKee Park
Students are all invited to participate. We are sharing our instruments and showing younger children, and sometimes adults, basic skills. No one is required but we request you come for some of the time.

Starkville Strings School
Effia Wu, Book 2 recital

Starkville Strings School
Katie Chung, Book 4 recital

Starkville Strings School
Christmas Party! We’re playing our instruments but only for fun…

Our students achieve at the highest level in music competitions in our state and almost all of the students in Starkville Strings School have given at least one recital entirely on their own!

"The only truth is music."

Jack Kerouac

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Chamber orchestra refers generally to a smaller orchestra comprised of stringed instrumentalists.  In this class, which meets for an hour once a week, students learn orchestral skills which they can take into a wider arena of orchestral playing.  Learning to play together in a large ensemble is an important life skill for musicians.

Chamber music is music performed by multiple players in small numbers, one player per part.  This class promotes musical awareness, independence and interdependence.  Students are highly encouraged to set up their own outside rehearsals, and each group is coached by an instructor once a week.

Private lessons are generally half an hour once a week, and one-on-one with a private violin, viola, or cello instructor within the school.  Some private lessons are 20 minutes once a week, if a student is of a very young age (3-5 years old) and is beginning an instrument.  Other lesson are 45 minutes each week, or one hour each week, if a student has progressed to the point of requiring more time.