String Replacement Program

The replacement of instrument strings has historically been the responsibility of parents. With the goal of having a uniform sound within instrument groups and simplifying the experience for students and parents, we have begun to replace all strings with the same quality and brand.  The Foundation is charging an annual twenty dollar ($20.00) per child fee to help defray this cost to the Program.  Please keep in mind that if your child’s private instructor requires different strings from the ones provided by the Program, you will still be required to pay the string replacement fee and provide a set of the strings preferred by your instructor.

Also, in preparation for the coming year, if your child is in Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi or Chamber, please obtain the following supplies for your student before the classes begin:

Violin or Viola students:

Rosin  (for whichever instrument your child plays)

Shoulder rest (to match the size of the instrument)

Cello students:

Cello Rosin

Rock stop

All of these items can be purchased at a reasonable cost through several online catalogs or at local music shops.

Shar Music Supplies                          Music Man                                            Chafins Music                                                                 2309 N. Dixie Highway                      608 N. Dixie Highway                                                     800-248-7427                                     West Palm Beach, FL 33407             Lake Worth, FL  33460                                                                                                                   561-832-3753                                       561-585-4641

Please complete the attached “String Replacement Fee” form and send it in with payment to Mr. Smith, Music Director. Not all of our students can afford this voluntary fee.  The Foundation Board encourages you to sponsor an additional child if you are able to (indicate on the form).