large-group class, and the UTAs lead
small-group classes on the alternate day.
What is the Cost and Value of a
A core mission of a String Project is to provide instruction at a very affordable rate.
especially when one considers the alternative of private lessons. I will use Northern
Kentucky University as an example. The
beginning youth String Project class costs
April) which amounts to approximately 30
weeks of classes meeting for 45-minutes
instruction per week. Through the Music
Preparatory;Department;at;NKU,;com-munity members may take private les-
weekly private lessons would amount to
String Project participation is roughly 5%
of the cost of private lessons. To put it into
class! Quite a value!
Homeschoolers and the NKU
The following presents interesting statistics regarding homeschooler participation in the NKU String Project. These
are not meant to be representative of all
String Project sites.
2013–2014 NKU String Project Statis-
tics in Relation to Homeschoolers:
• 33% of youth students are home-
homeschooled youth-class student.
dents have a parent in the adult class.
• 3% of non-homeschooled students
have a parent in the adult class.
beginning class continued the next year.
vanced youth class are homeschoolers.
Although data from all String Proj-
ects would be necessary for conclusive
results, some preliminary remarks can
be made in respect to the NKU String
Project. The homeschooling demograph-
3 yet in the
are homeschoolers. NKU String Proj-
and this shows high value on collective
family activities as well as a belief in the
importance of music education. The
National Home Education Research Insti-
tute notes that one of the top reasons why
hance family relationships between chil-
The amount of homeschool families
participating in the NKU String Project
reflects this value.
A String Project is unique in that it is a win-win partnership between the