-Are you a teacher? Here’s how you can truly meet the National Standard of Creating Music. The Free Strings Method is the perfect curriculum for you use to start or propose your very own nontraditional string ensemble or class…think Jazz Band for strings! Got an equity directive? This method is created with inclusion and diverse bodies of kids in mind. Planning to use that personal day? These videos are AWESOME SUB PLANS! Music for all- music for life!
-Are you a classical player? Want to learn to jam and improvise yourself before you teach it? Get the individual subscription.
-Are you a traditional string player? Get the notation packs and learn to read music.
-Are you an events producer? Purchase a group license (for your festival OR classroom) and your folks can l learn to jam in 90 min and have the curriculum to prep for the festival and KEEP JAMMING afterwards.
-Are you a working band? Use the curriculum as the basis for your own school assemblies and performances and schools will LOVE that you have something to use before you arrive and after you leave…
-Are you a community member? Bring Free-Strings into your local school music program for an all inclusive way to give back to your local music program.
Basically…there’s something for everyone... Free-Strings for all!
How do I get started:
Head on over to the purchase page and make your selection! Your options are:
Individual subscription- individuals, private lesson students, and educators who want to know more! This is designed for use on one device. Monthly "Office Hours" Professional Development video chat is included with subscription.
Student license- this is for a group of folks; school programs, festivals, and workshops where everyone will get an access code to the content from multiple devices.
Notation packs- do you want the notation and exercises for playing back-ups, melodies, harmonies, chord changes, and bass lines? You can buy it by the module! Great for orchestra programs and large ensembles but available for anyone. You’ll get unlimited PDFs for violin, viola, cello, and bass.
All options include support from creator Annie Savage with clinics available for educators or in classroom
Why use Free-Strings?
Success Driven: this method is based on research and proven to work
Culturally Relevant: we offer diverse musics that meets a variety of learner
Profession Development: our monthly "Office Hours" video chat with Annie give you ongoing support
Comprehensive Musicianship: these are the skills that align with lifetime musicianship
User Friendly: Keep your students playing even when you aren’t there
Online Instruction: Easy to use with CANVAS/IC/POWERSCHOOL platform
Teacher Friendly: Learn to improvise before you teach it!
Fun: Students love it!
“This resource has the power to change the narrative about what it is that string players do! There’s an amazing cast of educators and pro performers featured in these well-produced videos, and a plethora of scaffolded curricular material and sheet music. You literally cannot go wrong! Highly Recommended!”
- Elizabeth Fortune, Chair NAfME Council for Orchestral Education, Director of Education: Wintergrass Festival
We want you to have time to fully explore Free Strings! Please take advantage of our free two week demo giving you full access to the entire curriculum.