Welcome to the KSU String Project!

About the String Project

The Kennesaw State University String Project is an initiative that began in the Fall of 2012.  The program, sponsored by the KSU School of Music, provides an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students to receive instruction on the violin, viola, or cello. In addition, the String Project provides KSU’s undergraduate music education students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on teaching experience under the supervision of their university professor.

String Project classes are offered at two locations:

  • Pitner Elementary School, Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 PM
  • Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA), Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30 PM

The class schedules vary slightly from site to site but conform with the Cobb County School District or Marietta City Schools and Kennesaw State University academic calendars.

If your child would like to learn a stringed instrument (violin, viola, or cello) please take advantage of this excellent opportunity!  There are several levels of classes offered, based upon student experience:

KSUSP-group-2013-2014Prelude Strings is intended for beginning students — no prior experience is necessary!  In class we will teach students everything they need to know about playing their instrument, including care, music reading, and making a beautiful sound!

Overture Strings is a class for students who have participated for one year in the KSU String Project or have equivalent experience in private lessons or other group instruction. (Currently only offered at Pitner Elementary.)

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I hope that you will explore our website to learn about the KSU String Project and all it has to offer. There are also many photos and a YouTube channel to show off the students’ progress.

Please contact me should  you have any questions or concerns.  It will be a pleasure working with your child and providing a quality experience!


Christopher Thibdeau
Director, KSU String Project
Assistant Professor of String Music Education, Kennesaw State University