Discover the Joy of String Music that Lasts a Lifetime

At Mountain School of Strings, we provide stringed music instruction to students of all ages in Translyvania County.

Whether you're a beginner or already play, join us for classes and lessons that will ignite your passion for music, enhance your skills, and connect you with a community of fellow musicians.

Mountain School of Strings

Don't Let Music Pass You By!

It's too easy to miss out on music these days. Our programs cater to everyone, regardless of age or ability to pay, ensuring that music education is accessible to all.

Discover What Awaits in String Lessons at Mountain School of Strings


String lessons will give you a creative outlet that you never thought possible.


Music gives you a way to express your feelings in a way that language simply won't do.


The confidence that results from learning this skill over time is indescribable.

Reduced Stress

Music study has been proven to be a healthy means of reducing stress in students of all ages.


Through recitals, workshops, and playing with other students, you will make new friends.


The time management and patience kids learn will help both in music lessons and in life.

What Parents and Students are Saying...

Peter S.

8th Grader

"I started taking lessons at the end of 3rd grade, almost 5 years ago. I loved it from the very beginning!"

cello student

Shelby C.

8th Grader

"I enjoy the class because I get to participate in one of my favorite hobbies!"


Cynthia K.

Senior Citizen

"Making music with others is a unique, cooperative, creative experience that lives in the present moment."

Senior citizen

Julia S.


"The growth I've seen over the years is amazing. When he got started, he didn't want to stop."


How to Sign Up!


Click the link below to select the program you want to join!


Make payment, and look for instructions in your email for scheduling with your teacher.


Come in for your first lesson or class, and start your music journey!

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Building Connections through Music

Mountain School of Strings brings stringed music instruction to students of all ages in Transylvania County.

Mountain School of Strings has been serving Transylvania County in Western North Carolina since 2010, formally known as Transylvania Youth Strings. Our classes and lessons are located on the beautiful campus of the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC and we also offer guitar and violin classes in all of Transylvania County Elementary Schools and Rosman Middle and High School.

Our students range in age from 6 - 80 plus and our programs are offered for everyone regardless of the ability to pay. Our after school programs are currently grant funded and offered for free. We also have fun summer music camps, the Mountain Music Throwdown, Winter and Spring Concerts and other special events. Mountain School of Strings hosts Old Time Jam Sessions and the chamber music ensemble Mountain Laurel Strings. MtnSOS also collaborates with the Brevard chapter of Junior Appalachian Musicians. 

If you already play or if you are a beginner join us for some fabulous classes and lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion, song writing, and ukulele. Our dedicated teaching staff will help you every step of the way and we build skills so you can play any style of music you can dream of!

Our founder, Ellen Ray Lee, put it best, “There can be no measurement on what music does for a person’s soul and peace of mind.” 

Violin concert

Ready to Get Started?

Click the link below to choose your lessons or classes, and begin your musical journey today!

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