City Strings United is proud to be supported by


Boston Baptist Social Union


Boston Cultural Council

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.