Strings in the Schools


Strings in the Schools (SIS) provides a before or after school strings class with a music instructor. Many of the music instructors have either played and/or are members of the San Luis Obispo Symphony. This program is open to all 3rd through 6th grade students in San Luis Obispo County. Register now to start learning how to play play violin, viola, or cello at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year! 

Strings in the Schools Sites for 2017-2018
Listed below are the schools where Strings in the Schools will be taking place. Please follow the instructions below to register in this fun program.

Baywood Elementary             Cello/Violin (Los Osos, time of clas TBD)
Bishop's Peak Elementary     Violin          (San Luis Obispo, time of class TBD)

C. L. Smith Elementary          Violin          (San Luis Obispo, time of class TBD)
Del Mar Elementary               TBD            (Morro Bay, time of class TBD)
Dorothea Lange Elementary  Viola           (Nipomo, time of class TBD)
Hawthorne Elementary           Viola          (San Luis Obispo, time of class TBD)
Los Ranchos Elementary       Violin          (San Luis Obispo, time of class TBD)
Monarch Grove Elementary   Violin          (Los Osos, time of class TBD)
Pacheco Elementary              Violin          (San Luis Obispo, time of class TBD)
Sinsheimer Elementary          Viola           (San Luis Obisop, time of clas TBD)

St. Patricks Catholic School   Cello/Violin (Arroyo Grande, time of class TBD)
Vineyard Elementary              TBD            (Templeton, time of class TBD)


Register now by visiting our registration page. Please view the list above where Strings in the Schools wil be taking place. We are waiting to confirm days and times with our teachers and permit office, so check back regularly to see an updated list.


Tuition is $375 for the 2017-2018 academic year and can be paid online. Payments may be made in three installments: September 29, 2017, October 27, 2017, and December 21, 2017. In order to reserve a spot for your child in this program, a commitment fee of $50 must be made when you register. Scholarships are available and are need-based. All scholarship forms will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee and awarded based on funds available. To obtain a copy of the scholarship form, please email



Instruments may be rented through the Symphony office (violin/viola: $65/academic year, cello: $85/academic year). Due to limited availability, we encourage the rental or purchase of instruments through local/online music stores (i.e. Find the correct sized violin/viola for your child here, or cello here




Supported by:

Central Coast Funds for Children  
Community Foundation of SLO County
Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust