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The Texas Tech String Project was founded in January of 2001 with two purposes. One, to provide low cost beginning string instruction to children in the Lubbock area and two, to provide intensive, guided teaching experience to undergraduate music students who plan to make string education their career.

The String Project takes laboratory school approach for elementary children (typically entering the 4th grade) interested in playing one of the four orchestral string instruments – violin, viola, cello, and bass. Children attend group lessons twice each week at the Texas Tech campus.

Instruction is provided by a team of undergraduate and graduate music majors and by “Master Teachers” who supervise the entire curriculum. Annie Chalex Boyle, assistant professor of violin at Texas Tech University, serves as chief administrator of the program.

String Project classes are held in the Texas Tech University School of Music, on 18th and Boston.



Project Director:
Annie Chalex Boyle (806) 834-6030

Lead Teaching Assistant:
Bryan Fleming

Program Costs 2014:
Registration Fee* (per semester): $90 or $50 for free/reduced lunch eligible students
This fee covers
-Group Classes (45 min. twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)
-Private Lessons (2 per semester, scheduled individually)
-String Project T-shirt
* Tuition due by September 18th (unless otherwise arranged). Checks may be payable to Texas Tech University. After October 7, payments are considered late and a $20 late fee may apply.

Additional Costs:
Instrument Rental: $28-45/month
(Available from area merchants)

Other Materials: about $15/year
(Shoulder rests, books, rockstops)

Important Dates:
September 16, Tune-Up Event 6pm-7pm.: Interested parents and children are welcome to attend our Tune-Up Event at the Texas Tech School of Music (18th and Boston). We will provide pizza and an opportunity to try instruments, meet teachers, and learn about our project in person!
September 18th-Tuition due
September 23rd: First day of classes!