String Project FAQs

Is there financial aid?

Aid is available at the discretion of the administrators. We ask that before requesting aid, parents consider that String Project is made possible by donations, subsidies, and grants that enable us to keep tuition as low as possible. String Project is committed to granting all children access to a string education and will help every child who expresses a wish to learn. On this basis, parents are asked to consider that the program is run on a minimal budget in order to benefit as many children as possible when making a request for financial aid.

How do we know about changes in the schedule?

These are almost always in accordance with the University’s changes, so any closures or holidays will be according to the Marywood University website and calendar,

Where are classes held?

All classes take place in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on the Marywood University Campus. A campus map is available at

How do you communicate with parents during the year?

We will communicate entirely through email during the year. If for some reason you suspect you are not receiving these please contact Sophie Till at or 570 592-8237.

Are there instruments to borrow?

Yes, but not for everyone! We only lend instruments if a student would otherwise not be able to attend due to the cost of purchasing an instrument or rental. We have a few instruments to lend, and are happy to do so at no cost. There is an instrument contract to sign whereby the parents agree to return the instrument in the same condition as it was received. If this means there is a repair necessary, then that will be the responsibility of the parent in order that the next child can receive the instrument in top condition and receive the same benefits.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, we do allow parents to organize payments in installments by agreement with the Director. After the agreement has been made, please make a note on the student's application form of when payments will be submitted.