Our purpose is to enhance string teaching through education. Specifically, we strive to help the experienced teacher and the newcomer to string teaching by providing information on pedagogy, teaching strategies, curriculum and literature. We also strive to build a community of string teachers who can seek and find answers to the problems and challenges they face every day. We do this through our website, offering information and support for the string teacher and through our summer symposium where we provide in-person experience learning and teaching the instruments. We seek to do all of this in a positive and supportive environment.