City Strings United is proud to be supported by


Boston Baptist Social Union


Boston Cultural Council

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Integrated Marketing Agency

City Strings United's 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.


City Strings United 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 United 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.

In March 2020, City Strings United adjusted to the social distancing requirements associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and switched to online cello classes.   


As soon as it is feasible to begin scheduling performances, we shall do so.  In the meantime, please enjoy a recent musical presentation performed by Bithyah and three of our advanced students located here and on the Gallery page.