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Wythe Music Initiative

A Strings Instruction Program offered through a Partnership between the

Virginia Tech Outreach Fine Arts Initiative and the PLAY Fund

Private Instruction

Private lessons are currently offered in violin, viola and cello. Strings are taught using the Suzuki style instruction methods. Private lessons on all instruments are open to anyone in the community, ages 4 through adult. The length of lesson is determined by age and student level.

Suzuki Violin and Cello Group Classes

As part of the Suzuki program, students can participate in a string group class throughout the semester in addition to private lessons. Group classes develop ensemble skills of listening and rhythm, and give students an opportunity to experience the joy of making music with others. These classes have the opportunity to perform in the community at various local events.

Registration Information:

 ▪ Lessons are registered for by the semester. 

  There are two 17- week semesters:

  Fall semester: September - January

  Spring Semester: February – May

▪ Lessons are held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Wytheville

▪ Violin lessons are held on Thursday

   Cello lessons are held on Monday

▪ Beginner lessons can start at any time during the semester

▪ Instrument rental program available

▪ Scholarship program available

Wythe Music Initiative String Instruction Program

Contact Information:

Lynne Storms, Program Coordinator


(276) 620-7586

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of our donors!



WMI Performance History


2007: 1st Wythe Music Initiative recital, St. Paul United Methodist Church 


2007: Van Brugh Quartet Concert, St. John’s Episcopal Church


2007: Fairytales program, Spiller Elementary


2007: Massimiliano Valenti Concert, St. Paul UMC


2007-2009: Agape Food Pantry Concert & Dessert, Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater


2009: April & December: Carrington Place.


2009: Edgemont Center 


2009 - 2010: Chautauqua Festival.


2010: Hope Concert, St. Paul UMC


2011: Wytheville Concert Series: A Victorian Christmas


2012: Wytheville Concert Series: English Vocal Music from Butterworth to the Beatles