Island Strings

Teaching Suzuki Music for 40 Years

May 21, 2014
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Don’t Miss! Island Strings Music Camp is just a month away.

Don’t miss out! Register now for Island Strings Summer Camp, set to begin on June 24.

Last year’s Island Strings Summer Camp was very nearly filled up. Register your child now and ensure a place in June’s summer camp.

Read MORE information here about the summer camp.

There are even scholarships available as follows:

ISLAND STRINGS SUMMER DAY CAMP SCHOLARSHIP — Scholarships are available for pre-twinkle camp $50.00 (with a $15 payment for registration fees) and full camp $100.00 (with a $25 payment for registration fees). Scholarships will be awarded to families with genuine financial need plus musical motivation. Applicants should live on Whidbey Island and must have a current $25.00 Island Strings Activity fee card. Here’s the application (It will open in a new window.)

ISLAND STRINGS START-UP KIT SCHOLARSHIP — Start-Up kits are scholarships for getting new students one month of lessons and instrument rental at reduced rates. A typical month of lessons and instrument rental average about $125.00. Start-Up kit scholarships range between $50.00 and $100.00 depending on genuine financial need plus musical motivation. Applicants should live on Whidbey Island and if awarded, will be required to pay a $25.00 annual Island Strings Activity fee. Here is the application. The application will open in a new window.

This year’s summer camp features the music of Pete Seeger, along with American folk music in general. We’re looking forward to a great time at the music camp

May 20, 2014
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Congratulations, Kalob!

Great news! Former Islands Strings student Kalob Tatum will start school in the fall at Manhattan School of Music, seeking a BA in Classical Violin Performance. Kalob had also been accepted at the Aaron Copland School of Music at the City University of New York. Congratulations, Kalob, after all your hard work and diligence!

May 1, 2014
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Through the Years — Linda Good and Island Strings

A 40th anniversary — time to reflect on the great times and stories that have filled the years.

Whidbey Life has a wonderful article online telling two stories . . .

. . . the history of Island Strings, and Linda Good’s life in music. It begins:

Creating a ‘Good’ Story—Part 2: Linda

BY RUSSELL CLEPPER Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor April 30, 2014

As a little girl, Linda Good would come from Seattle to visit family on Whidbey Island and
would play for hours on the beaches and in the forests, letting her imagination
run with her. She and her two brothers pretended an old,…   Read on

April 29, 2014
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Grant marks another milestone for Island Strings

Last Friday evening, Island Strings was presented with a $500 grant from Whidbey Life magazine.

It’s the latest and a very special highlight marking Island Strings’ 40th anniversary.

The occasion: the April 25 celebration of Whidbey Life’s first print issue.

Island Strings co-founder Linda Good received the check to the applause of the celebrants.

April 11, 2014
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Island Strings Summer Camp: June 24-27

Join the fun as we celebrate American Folk Music!
Learn songs and games from American Folk Heroes like
PETE SEEGER and/or traditional fiddle or Suzuki music
for violin, viola, cello, ukulele and guitar.

Tuesday – Friday
June 24 – 27
9AM to 1PM

Two Options:

Four half-day classes
$115 (by June 1)
$125 (after June 1)

Four 1-hour group lessons
$55 (by June 1)
$65 (after June 1)

Use this Registration Form or call 360-221-6932. Located in Freeland, ages 3-12.

April 7, 2014
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Island Strings at Earth Day

Whidbey Island’s month-long Earth Day festivities began on Saturday, April 5, and Island Strings was there.

String instrument students treated celebrants to an hour of music at the Bay View Cash Store.

Below, some images from the event:

Linda Good, Island Strings Co-Founder