BSW has made my children feel very special. I hope that the program will continue to grow so that other children can feel just as special.
— BSW parent

What is Buffalo String Works?

Buffalo String Works is a music organization serving Buffalo's refugee and immigrant community. We believe that music is a universal language and can help families who are new to Buffalo feel at home in a new city.

What do we do?

We provide FREE, after-school music lessons in violin, viola, cello, and bass. We provide instruments for all students to take home for the year.

When and where are lessons?

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
TIME OPTIONS: 3:45-5:45pm
PLACE: The Dream Center (286 Lafayette Ave. Buffalo, NY 14213)

Will my child perform in concerts?

Yes! Students perform in at least 4 concerts each year. Families are invited to attend and celebrate our students' hard work.

Students are expected to attend all lessons and performances. 

If you would like to sign up for lessons, please fill out this form.

If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Yuki at 585.329.4680 or

What I like about [Buffalo String Works] is it brings me joy and all the people who play with me. It brings joy for me and them.
— -current BSW student