Improve at Home w/ Bite-Sized Play Along Lessons for Violin, Viola, & Cello, age 9 to Pro.

FREE and Teacher-approved: Use Them in YOUR Classroom

Creative Strings Play-Along Videos

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Main Playlist

Click the playlist icon on the top right below to choose from 100+ lessons.  Enjoy!

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Playlist Directory

Here’s a directory of all my playlists- just for you.

Each playlist includes a series of multiple videos for different levels by theme including the below.
To use these play-a-long lessons most effectively:

  • Pick a song or style that interests you
  • Pick your preferred difficulty
  • Play the video on one device and record yourself playing along on another.
  • Listen back- see how you did!

Teachers: assign a specific video lesson to your students and have them send you their recordings for evaluation.

To get feedback from me personally (or further teacher resources), consider ways to work with me via this page: or email me at

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Share these free play alongs with your students to:
  1. Develop your students technique, ear training, and theory in various styles
  2. Promote student independence. Your students can record themselves, reflect back and share their work.
  3. Save yourself time and stress of making your own materials from scratch
  4. Give students something different and fun to do- they're short and easy enough for all levels
You can also use them as assessment tools by having students record and submit their work to you for feedback.
To help your students generate their own creative projects, learn improvisation, arranging, composition, and applied theory, consider licensing my courses for your entire class of students, and engage me to support you in managing their projects.
These are step by step online courses ready-made to help make online learning easier for you and more productive for your students. Learn more here or schedule a call with me to explore the possibilities.

Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to positively transform music education through school outreach, professional development conferences, and online curriculum.


Creative Strings is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.