Introducing Project String Power

Several years ago, a small group of professional musicians joined forces with local friends who support fine arts in our community; Project String Power was born. Today, Project String Power offers a unique experience to East Texas in Carthage. Our students, ages five and up (and up, and up), love learning and playing stringed instruments. They also love the fascinating variety of musical styles our instructors teach.

Join Us

To join Project String Power, you must be at least five years old. All instrument lessons are $25 for 30 minutes except violin which is $30 for 30 minutes. As students gain skills they may add a group session or sessions, choosing to join the Super Group Orchestra, Texas Made Rock Band, Silver Dew Bluegrass Band and/or Pineywoods Harp Ensemble and Forte Cello Ensemble. One group may be added at a yearly cost of $20. Two or more groups can be added at a yearly cost of $30. Classes meet weekly at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carthage.

Our Mission

Project String Power’s mission is to provide all residents of East Texas the affordable opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument; to develop the skills required to play professionally; to prepare students to play as part of an orchestra, rock band or country band and to prepare students to pursue music as a career if they so choose.

Registration and Giving

Project String Power is the only non-profit music program in East Texas offering quality musical training in violin, viola, all styles of guitar, cello, string bass, bass guitar, guitar, banjo and harp. We believe that every student should have equal opportunity and access to develop skills for playing these instruments regardless of income.

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Instrument lessons are offered on a weekly basis, and as students progress, they have the opportunity to participate in orchestra, rock/country band, bluegrass band, cello ensemble and/or harp ensemble. For more information, please contact Marcia McKillop (903) 694-2255.