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 are members and/or have played with 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! 

2017-18 Strings in the Schools Sites

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. Classes will begin the week of September 18, 2017.

Baywood Elementary             Cello/Violin   MON   (Los Osos, 3:10 PM - 4:10 PM)
Bishop's Peak Elementary     Violin            MON   (San Luis Obispo, 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM)

C. L. Smith Elementary          Violin            MON   (San Luis Obispo, 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM)
Del Mar Elementary               Violin            WED   (Morro Bay, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Dorothea Lange Elementary  Viola             WED   (Nipomo, 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM)
Hawthorne Elementary           Viola            MON   (San Luis Obispo, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Monarch Grove Elementary   Violin            FRI      (Los Osos, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Pacheco Elementary              Violin            TUES  (San Luis Obispo, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Sinsheimer Elementary          Viola             WED   (San Luis Obisop, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
St. Patrick's Elementary         Cello/Violin   FRI      (Arroyo Grande, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM) 

Vineyard Elementary              Violin/Viola   MON   (Templeton, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)


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: October 6, 2017, November 3, 2017, and December 8, 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, you can download the PDF at the bottom of this page. Please read all of the directions and submit by scholarship deadline of Saturday, September 23, 2017.



Instruments may be rented at Instrument Check Out Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10am-12pm through the Symphony office (75 Higuera St, Ste 160, San Luis Obispo, 93401). Pricing is as follows: $65 for violin/viola, $85 cello. Instruments will be rented out on a first come first served basis. 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




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