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“ASTA has changed my life! I truly believe I owe a big part of my success and joy in teaching to what I have learned through ASTA.”
~Michelle Wilkinson-Nelson

We believe playing a string instrument can change a life. Founded in 1946, the American String Teachers Association exists to help string and orchestra teachers and players. Our members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. We provide a vast array of services including our National Orchestra Festival, an award-winning scholarly journal, job postings, local and national events, and access to a vibrant and sharing string community.

ASTA actively seeks members who want to make a difference in the string community!

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ASTA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.