Creative Strings Academy

Tired of feeling limited by your classical training?

Frustrated by feeling boxed into the same old musical projects?

Expand your musical possibilities!

Join Creative Strings Academy, free.

Creative Strings Academy Membership
Creative Strings Academy Membership
Join Now! Try 30 days Free and Cancel anytime.
Price: $39.95

As soon as you subscribe, you’ll get access to over 200 streaming lessons:

-Become fluent in improvisation:

  • Gain the ability to improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, R&B, fiddle, and other styles.

-Improve your listening skills:

  • Recognize chord progressions, create bass lines, accompany and harmonize.

-Develop comfort with amplification, effects and looping

-Gain access to a variety of gigs, projects, & creative professional opportunities

-Teachers- Bring your studio into the 21st century

You’ll also get access to downloadable resources including:

Jazz Scales for Violin, Viola, and Cello,

The Jazz Violin Harmony Handbook,

Arpeggios for Violin, Viola, and Cello,

& The Electric Violin Training Kit

These sell right now in our shop for $65.

When you sign up now, you can download them for free.

Limited Time Offer– Receive a free private Skype lesson with me when you start your 30-day free trial today.

Creative Strings Academy Membership
Creative Strings Academy Membership
Join Now! Try 30 days Free and Cancel anytime.
Price: $39.95

About me, Christian Howes:

Christian Howes Creative Strings Academy for String Players

I’m a classically trained violinist who became musically curious. That curiosity led me into a career that has allowed me to compose, perform, produce, and arrange in a wide array of genres.

During my tenure as Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, my curriculum was adapted as a major component of the ongoing proficiency requirements for all string majors.

Creative Strings Academy is an evolving library, widely regarded as the most extensive curriculum for contemporary string players.


Some of the top players who name me as an influence include:

Michael Doucet (Grammy winning founder of Beau Soleil),

Leah Zeger (Hans Zimmer), Alex Hargreaves (Chris Thile), Mike Barnett (Ricky Skaggs),

Andrea Whitt (Shania Twain and Zucchero Farinacci), Jeremy Kittle (Turtle Island Quartet), Jason Anick (Rhythm Future Quartet), & Eli Bishop (Wynton Marsalis),

Here’s what students and teachers are saying:

“I loved learning about introducing different grooves and styles to the material and this really inspired teaching ideas”

“Chris is a huge inspiration to me as a teacher because he works in such a quiet, introspective way with profound integrity and appreciation of others and what they bring to the table. He holds the space for his students’ growth in a generous way. He can demystify seemingly inaccessible techniques, and help students to move forwards in clear, small and manageable steps.”

“I tried out some of Christian Howes’ improvisation exercises/games on our kids last Friday. They LOVED them… I was so surprised and really touched when I saw one of our students play along with the group for the first time...”

Creative Strings Academy can help you whether you’re a pro, amateur, teenaged student, or teacher of any background.

Get Personalized Feedback

When you submit videos or questions, I personally respond with feedback.

Subscribe free for 30 days, with no obligation whatsoever.

If you decide to stay past 30 days, pay $39.95 per month (cancel anytime).

The moment you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a link to schedule a free private lesson on my calendar.

This private lesson is an opportunity to sit down with me and sort out the most efficient and effective  steps to accomplish your goals.

It’s an opportunity to unlock struggles that have held you back, step forward into new skills and insights, empower yourself to be the musician you want to be, & enjoy increased impact and opportunities.

If you know that there’s more for you to do as a musician, but you’re not sure what to do next, the 30-minute lesson with me is a huge opportunity for you to get clarity.  I’ll help you find the most direct path to accomplish your goals.


Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts.

Questions? Email me at [email protected] and I’ll personally respond.

Creative Strings Academy Membership
Creative Strings Academy Membership
Join Now! Try 30 days Free and Cancel anytime.
Price: $39.95