Creative Strings Youth Classroom Clinics

Pay-what-you-can pricing

Interactive Online Group Classes
for Middle & High School Students (all levels)

*Pay-what-you-can pricing

  • 45 mins of playing
  • Improv, groove, eclectic styles, & more 
  • Tune in from your classroom or home

JOIN US LIVE ON ZOOM at ONE OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Date and Time
Level:
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Date and Time

Thurs, March 10th at 9:05 am Eastern US

Level:

Advanced High School (Pre-college level)

Options:

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Classes are funded by participant donations and our corporate sponsor, D’Addario.

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Past Events:

March 10th
9:05 am Eastern
Advanced High School

Feb 28th, 2022
3:00 pm Eastern 
Middle School

Feb 16th , 2022
12:50 pm Eastern 
Middle School

Feb 15th , 2022
12:50 pm Eastern 
High School 

Feb 15th , 2022
9:30 am Eastern
Middle School

Dec 13th, 2021
9 am Eastern
High School

Nov 19th, 2021
11 am Eastern 
Middle School

Nov 22nd, 2021
11 am Eastern 
High School

Jan 28th, 2022
4:15 pm Eastern 
Middle School

Check out the videos below to see samples:
Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Christian Howes

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

Austin-Scelzo

Austin Scelzo

Nicole Yarling is an acclaimed vocalist, violinist, songwriter, recording artist, teacher and an

Assistant Professor and Director of Popular Music at Florida Memorial University.

Nicole has worked with some of the greats in music, from Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy

Buffett and Dr. John. She fronted the band Little Nicky and the Slicks, which gained great

acclaim.

With her creativity, performance, teaching and encouragement she has helped young players of

all instruments prepare for college and careers as musicians.

The Jazz Journalists of America acknowledged her efforts when she received the Jazz Hero

Award for 2015. In 2016, Yarling was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

FAQ:

Classes are 45 minutes.    Students will be engaged, with instruments in hand, playing for 40 minutes. We leave 5 minutes for q and a.

We’ll do activities like the ones demonstrated in these videos above.

Your students will play in a variety of styles. They’ll practice rhythm, improvisation, ear training, technique, and more.

Clinicians and private lessons are costly.

We’re making an innovative guided practice method accessible to all by using a pay-what-you-can model so every student can attend regardless of what district they live in.  It’s like Uber ride-sharing  for orchestra classrooms.

Yes!   Some online classes are boring or hard to tailor to students of different levels and musical backgrounds.  But our classes engage students without the need for a shared repertoire. 

Modifications are offered for all ability levels so no student gets lost or bored. 

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How it works:

  1. Teachers (or parents!) fill out the form below.
  2. When we have interest in a particular time slot, we’ll schedule a class  above.
  3. We email letting you know that we’ve added more classes.
  4. You register and contribute what you can (if you can-otherwise it’s Free).
  5. We send you a Zoom link to join the class.

Got more class times to give us?  Have special circumstances?  Email us at clinics@creativestrings.org or set up a 15-minute exploratory call and we’ll make it work.

Can’t make a class but want to
support our programs?

Use our Free Play Along Videos  (anytime!) to aid student practice at home or in your classroom. Donate $1 to receive our searchable directory of over 250 play along videos plus backing tracks.

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Want help or have a suggestion? Reach out to me directly via my contact below. Thanks for all you do for the students!

Christian Howes
Executive Director: Creative Strings
www.creativestrings.org
chris@christianhowes.com
614-332-8689

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