~ Choose from violin, viola, cello, or bass. Measuring for the correct size can be done by a SP teacher or by Ron Sachs Violins.
~ Rent or purchase an instrument. Renting is recommended since children grow and the size of their instrument will need to change. Occasionally a child may decide they prefer a different instrument and it is easier to accommodate them if you are renting and haven't purchased an instrument.
Ron Sachs Violinsprovides SP students with rental instruments at a competitive price. The monthly rental includes a professional set up, a maintenance plan, and payment that is applied toward the purchase of the instrument. 100% of the purchase price can be applied to another of their instruments should the child want to upgrade, change instrument or size.
Scholarship students will be supplied an instrument courtesy of AthFest Educates for use during semesters the student is enrolled in class.
UGA String Project has a limited number of instruments for rent. Violins and violas $50/semester, cellos and basses $75/semester. The renter is responsible for all maintenance costs, and will only have use of the instrument during the semesters they are enrolled in class.
2.) Folding Music Stand - an essential item for holding music at home during practice as well as a necessity in class. Can be purchased online or locally.
3.) Music Book
Explorer I After student has made an instrument choice in October they will need to purchase Essential Elemnts for Strings 2000 Book 1 by Allen, Gillespie, and Hayes. Published by Hal Leonard, for their specific instrument.
Explorer II: Essential Elements for Strings 2000 Book 1 by Allen, Gillespie, and Hayes. Published by Hal Leonard. Students should purchase the book for their specific instrument.
Ensembles: Essential Elements for Strings 2000 Books 1 and 2 by Allen, Gillespie and Hayes. Published by Hal Leonard. Students should purchase the book for their specific instrument.
All Registration is now online!
REGISTER HERE!! Fall: returning students by August 25
new students by Sept. 3 Spring:by January 1
SCHOLARSHIPS Clarke County School District students who qualify for free
or reduced price lunch are eligible for full tuition wavers
and the use of an AthFest instrument while enrolled in the UGA
String Project. Please register online and pay the $5 registration
fee indicating in the comment box that you have filled out the
appropriate form with the school district and have been approved
for free or reduced lunch.