City Strings is proud to be supported by

This project was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Boston Baptist Social Union


Boston Cultural Council

City Strings was founded in 2012 on the belief that access to high-quality youth programs can create positive change in economically-strained communities and foster the social, emotional and educational development of its youth. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development program, City Strings provides free cello lessons and unique performance opportunities to six through eighteen-year-old students primarily from urban Boston. But we teach our students much more than musical skills. Our focus is on discipline, teamwork, respect, listening and accountability - all attributes that we nurture to develop the whole child.


City Strings’ mission is to inspire and challenge children from underserved communities to develop leadership and life skills and a passion for excellence through the discipline of a music ensemble.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Strings cello classes have been held online since March 28 and all concerts through the summer have been cancelled.  We will continue to update our status on a regular basis.  For the latest information from the Boston Public Health Commission, please visit this link:


PO Box 192120

Roxbury, MA 02119