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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, Prairieville, Indiana

We believe playing a stringed instrument can change a life. Founded in 1946, the American String Teachers Association exists to support string and orchestra teachers and players. Our members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. We provide teaching resources, professional education, local and national events, a career center, insurance programs, and access to a vibrant and collaborative strings community.

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

News and Announcements 

ASTA to Receive $50,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan
February 2, 2022

ASTA Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
October 15, 2021

ASTA Names Lynn Tuttle Executive Director and CEO
June 22, 2021

ASTA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.