Allegheny Mountain String Project
The Allegheny Mountain String Project
(AMSP) is a program in partnership with the Garth Newel Music Center, to bring comprehensive string instrument education to the Alleghany Highlands.
Through veteran string teachers Jaime Letourneau and Gretta Sandberg, the AMSP offers violin, viola, cello and bass lessons as well as the Allegheny Mountain String Orchestra
(AMSO), the first area youth orchestra program.
An important component of the AMSP is the inclusion of American music as folk songs and fiddle tunes for early instruction. Many students are using the new Mark O'Connor Method book which provides fascinating historical information for each piece.
Scholarships are available through funding from the Allegheny Foundation, Bath County Arts Association, the Highland Arts Council, the Bolar Ruritan Club and private donations.
Activities take place at Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, the Highland Center in Monterey, and First Presbyterian Church in Covington.
For more information, to join the program, or donate please contact:
Garth Newel Music Center 540.839.5018
Jaime Letourneau, instructor, Bath & Alleghany Counties
Gretta Sandberg, instructor, Highland County
This project is funded in part by the Alleghany Foundation, the Bath County Arts Association and the Highland County Arts Council.
Violin, Viola lessons are offered at Garth Newel Music Center. Contact Jaime for details at email@example.com
or call 540.839.2617
All string instruments are offered at the Highland Center with the Highland County String Program. Contact Gretta Sandberg at 540.468.2769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Violin lessons are offered at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. Call Jaime at 540.839.2617 for details or email email@example.com
Jaime Letourneau and Forrest Waldeck have a lesson outside
AMSP students get ready to march in the Highland Fair Parade
AMSO performs at Garth Newel June 2011