We believe quality music education is a right. 

While professional musicians discard their used strings when they are no longer at their peak of performance, aspiring musicians in underprivileged schools cannot practice because they cannot afford to replace broken strings. Our mission is to ensure all music students have the strings they need to succeed. 

We are creating a national network of both orchestras, who continuously collect and donate their strings, and schools in need of resources for their music department. The orchestras send their violin, viola, cello, and bass strings to our centralized location, and we redistribute them to schools in our network depending on their respective need. 

If you are interested in donating strings, either as an organization or as an individual, please click here .  


If you are interested in receiving strings for your school, please click here .  

Who We Are...
The String Bank was founded in 2016 by Jonathan Sussman and John Mietus, both students at the USC Thornton School of Music.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

We are sponsored in part by the Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant: 
​You can read more about the Tarisio Trust YAG at:  http://tarisio.com/about-us/tarisio-trust/
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​To read more about us, and the history of the organization, click here

To find out who is participating in our string network, click here .
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