Library Journal Subscriptions

Libraries and other organizations can give their users access to American String Teacher (AST) or the String Research Journal (SRJ) through a library subscription. Print, online, and combined subscriptions for AST and SRJ are available for purchase through SAGE Publishing. For the most up-to-date pricing or to purchase a subscription online, please visit the SAGE website for AST and SRJ, or contact SAGE at, 1-800-818-7243.
American String Teacher
The American String Teacher (AST) journal covers subjects of interest to those who teach stringed instruments and perform all types of music for strings. This award-winning journal keeps professionals up-to-date on the string profession and provides feature articles, instrument forums, and teaching tips, as well as association and industry news. The content applies to many levels of string teaching and performing including: K-12 school string and orchestra educators, pre-collegiate and collegiate studio teachers, music education professors, students, conductors, and performers.
String Research Journal
Representing the research community of the American String Teachers Association, the purpose of the String Research Journal (SRJ) is to encourage and improve scholarship and research within the string education profession and to disseminate the results of this work to the string and the larger music teaching communities. Each year the SRJ publishes reports of peer-reviewed original research related to string music teaching, learning, and performance. The journal considers quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research relevant to string settings—from early childhood study to the advanced private studio and string ensembles. It covers a wide range of topics including: various aspects of string pedagogy and teaching practices, effective rehearsals, performance, history, and listener perception.
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