Welcome to the website of the American String Teachers Association, New Jersey Chapter (ASTA/NJ)!


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The objectives of ASTA/NJ are to: support and encourage the teaching of string instruments at all educational levels; to promote and improve orchestras at all educational levels, and; to establish the highest artistic and pedagogical standards.

If you are not yet a member of ASTA, please consider becoming a member today!  Click here for membership details and an online application form

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Dear String Teachers,

COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted string teaching, playing and learning. ASTA of NJ hears your concerns and understands the significant impact the virus has had on your personal and professional lives. We are closely monitoring the situation and the guidelines from the CDC, school districts and NJ State Board of Education. During these unprecedented times our association is establishing online instructional materials, monthly online general meetings, a COVID-19 response committee, and advocacy resources for our members.You are always welcome to contact me or one of our board members if you have any concerns.


Brian Verdi, EdD
ASTA/NJ President

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