Become a Sprout

String Sprouts was designed to ensure that anyone can access excellent music education. With so many ways to play, there’s no reason not to join today!


The bass is a BIG instrument — bigger than your Sprout! — and gets played standing up. Bassists use a bow to create deep, beautiful sounds lower than any other string instrument. In String Sprouts, students interested in bass begin with violin and switch to bass in Level 4!

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The cello is a low voice in the orchestra. Its notes are lower than the viola and violin, yet it has a HUGE range of pitches! Cellists sit down and use a bow to play their instrument. (If your kiddo has trouble staying seated, violin or viola may be a better choice!)

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The viola is the middle voice of the orchestra. Shaped like a violin, the viola is a bit bigger and creates a deeper, fuller sound. Violists are rarer than violinists and often find more opportunities to play!

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The violin is the most famous — and smallest! — member of the strings family. Violinists usually play the melody or main tune in an orchestra. Violins are also known as fiddles, as their small size makes them a good fit for the fast notes of fiddle tunes in folk music.

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How Does Membership Work?

Membership bundles are good for one year from the date of purchase, and the workbook is yours to keep. Learn with your child and move at a pace that works for you!

Buy a membership

Choose your Sprout’s instrument and level (always start with Level 1!).

Get online access

Enjoy a full year of access to our online library of play-along video and audio files.

Follow the curriculum

Follow the lesson plans in the accompanying workbook at your own pace.


All you need to know about becoming a String Sprouts member!
  • Do I have to be a musician myself?

    Nope! You don’t need any musical experience to get started. You and your Sprout will learn the basics together.

  • What if my child doesn’t want to play?

    Struggle is always part of learning new skills. The Sprouts curriculum includes fun activities and helps you identify what motivates your Sprout so you can make learning music a positive experience. It also includes caregiver tips to help structure practice in a fun and impactful way.

  • What happens when my membership runs out?

    Renew by purchasing a membership again through this site.

  • How can I find a good instrument?

    It’s important to have a good instrument, even for a beginner. Poorly made instruments are actually harder to play, and it’s discouraging when even your best efforts simply can’t produce a pleasant sound. A luthier (person who makes and repairs stringed instruments) can guide you toward a choice that will work for your Sprout and your budget. Look online for local luthiers or ask a music store who they go to for repairs.