Welcome to Strings, Inc., an organization dedicated to professional personalized violin instruction.
Strings, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing professional personalized violin instruction according to the Suzuki method for students in south-central Indiana. Although located primarily in the Jasper/Ferdinand area, during its history Strings, Inc. has served students from Dubois, Spencer, Orange, Pike, Daviess, Gibson, Martin and Crawford counties. Strings, Inc. was formed in part because local school districts in these counties do not offer stringed instrument instruction in their schools. The Suzuki method of music education was developed in Japan by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) in 1945 and was introduced to the United States in the 1960s. The Suzuki method is based on the mother tongue approach to learning; just as all children learn to speak their native language through a natural process of listening to, imitating, and repeating what they hear, so can children first learn to play the violin and subsequently learn how to read notes. Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy is designed to develop concentration, awareness, and attention in student’s growing appreciation for the art of music. The Suzuki method is recognized and used worldwide as a great tool for the training of the arts. Unlike larger city schools that offer an orchestra program, no local school district provides any string instrument education. Strings, Inc. is the only organized string music education program in the Dubois, Spencer, Pike and Martin County area.