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Boston String Academy

Boston String Academy

Boston String Academy (BSA) is a non-profit organization providing rigorous string instrument instruction to children in under-served communities. The program is based on the Venezuelan El Sistema philosophy that utilizes music as a vehicle for social change. BSA aims to provide instruction of the highest quality, laying a musical foundation that could take a child to college or conservatory. Instruction of this caliber is something traditionally available  only to higher income students whose parents have the means to purchase private instruction. The BSA program makes mastery of a string instrument reachable by eliminating obstacles that stand in an inner city family’s way. Tuition is subsidized, programs are offered in/near the children’s schools, and private lessons and instrument rentals are included in the orchestral training.

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