UGA String Project
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
250 River Road, Room 230
Athens, GA 30602-7287
(706) 542-2894

Office hours:
Mon. 10 - 2 and 4 - 6
Tues. 10 - 3
Wed. 4 - 6
Thurs. 10 - 2 and 4 - 6
(alternate hours available by appointment)



Materials you need for class

1.) Instrument

~ 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 Violins provides 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 second semester
$20 Starter pack includes all you need (except instrument and stand):
String Project book bag with ID tag
Essential Elements Book 1
Shoulder sponge (violin/viola) or rock stop (cello/bass)
Cleaning rag

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.

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.

4.) Sharpened Pencil









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