Texas Tech University String Project
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. Dr. Blair Williams, assistant
professor of string music education at Texas Tech University, serves as the director
of the program.
String Project classes are held in the Texas Tech University School of Music, located at 2624 18th Street, at the intersection of 18th Street and Boston Avenue.
Dr. Blair Williams