One Of The Top 5 Reasons To Study Music In Los Angeles” - Strings Magazine

Excellence and Innovation

Our History

Since Founding String Project Los Angeles (SPLA) in 2008 we’ve been active in bringing creative empowerment to young string players regardless of background and socioeconomic level independently and through partnerships with organizations including The Young Musicians Foundation, Education Through Music - LA, LA’s best to name a few.  We’ve conducted over 200 in-school residencies including some of the most underprivileged inner city communities in LA.  We’ve also partnered with members of The Colburn School, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and to raise money for causes such as Homeless Students, Victims of gun violence, and disaster relief. As musicians who’ve had our lives changed by guest artists, we are passionate about providing the same experience for our community.  While prestigious university music departments in Southern California emphasize their resources only on the most famous classical artists, we've committed bootstrapping and independently hosting and producing masterclasses over the past 12 years with a virtual “Who's Who” of the creative string world, earning the title from Strings Magazine as “One of the top 5 reasons to study music in Los Angeles.”

Music teachers and organizations all over the world could learn so much from what String Project Los Angeles is doing. ” - Christian Howes (World Renowned Jazz Violinist)

Our Directors

Megan and Jacob

In addition to their pioneering work as solo artists, and a long list of credits on stage and in the studio. Megan Shung and Jacob Szekely combine decades of creative string teaching experience.  They have presented hundreds of seminars at every major converence including the American String Teachers Association, California Music Educators Association, and the Suzuki Educators Of America.  Jacob and Megan have given masterclasses at many of the nation's top conservatories and music schools including UCLA, Berkeley School Of Music, and The Julliard School, and have published in every major journal for string playing and teaching including Strings Magazine and The Strad.