Buffalo String Works aims to benefit an under-served population on Buffalo’s West Side by creating an enriching musical community—providing high-quality instruction on stringed instruments and performance opportunities. Early exposure to music, in lessons and by musical participation, is immeasurably beneficial to young students. We aim to provide that kind of exposure to those who otherwise have no access to it.
We also, as committed educators, aim to create an environment that transcends our local efforts, by providing a training ground for teachers who will carry on and expand comparable programs. We hope to see leaders emerge to build a sustainable program of musical advancement for our city and perhaps beyond.
Finally, because we serve a community that comprises recently displaced families from all over the globe, we recognize the importance to our students and our community of music as a universal language. Thus we are encouraged by the creative outlet we provide for children searching for a sense of belonging in a new community.