Allegheny Mountain String Project At Garth Newel Offers Classical String Music Education

Warm Springs, VA – The Alleghany Mountain String Project is underway at Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs. The project has created a coordinated effort for string instrument education in Bath, Highland and the Covington area. The string project provides instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass in both private and group lessons. Jaime Letourneau is an Administrative Assistant at Garth Newel and she teaches violin classes at Garth Newel and in Covington.

Gretta Sandberg teaches violin, viola, cello and bass at The Highland Center in Monterey as part of the string project. The project is geared towards school age children, but adults are taking lessons too. It’s open to anyone who wants to learn.

A total of about 30 students are participating across all three locations. Ages range from first grade to adults. The costs for lessons vary, depending on the location and whether it’s a private lesson or a group class.

For more information about the Alleghany Mountain String Project call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or visit them online at

Please click on the above link to hear more about the Allegheny Mountain String Project.

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