FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you've ever racked your brain trying to figure out how to get your child to practice (or more than they are)...enter KidStrings Box. Each month's music and lessons have been carefully crafted by a team of educators (and parents!) who understand how to motivate and inspire, but have fun doing it.
We are the one-stop-shop for a fun way to learn how to practice and actually enjoy doing it. What's not to love about that?
This box is designed for the string string musician who has been studying their instrument for three years or less, anywhere from age 8 to 88! We make every effort to customize each box with the needs of each of our subscribers. Have a request or suggestion, send us an email!
Each box has a theme: for example, our August box was Bach and his Brandenburg Concertos. We include that month's music, specially arranged to correspond with what they are learning in school and lessons. Along with that, they will learn fun facts about the music and the composer, as well as a tiered lesson that meets your musician at their skill and ability level. In addition, we include 2-3 accessories for their specific instrument, 1-2 fun items related to the theme to use right off the bat, AND a one-of-a-kind t-shirt or wearable to show off at school and with friends. And always another surprise or two, of course!
We ship all boxes on or about the 15th of every other month (if the 15th lands on a Sunday or holiday, we ship the next day).
If you order before the 1st of the shipping month (October, December, February, April, June or August), you will receive the current month's box. Then your renewal will process on the 1st of the next shipping month, and you'll receive that month's box roughly two weeks later.
So, if you sign up for a 6-month plan on November 17th, you'll get the current box (or another box if it's sold out). After that you'll be billed on December 1, and February 1, and receive boxes about two weeks later that month as well.
First off, Congratulations to your child for choosing such an awesome instrument! Yes, this box will work well to motivate your child, teach them all about their instrument, and help educate them on the string music repertoire. Each lesson has three levels, so it works for beginners who have never played, on up to those who have been playing for a while!
Ideally each sibling should have their own box, as each box is designed to be used by one person. In fact, each month's box will often include accessories that may have a specific size just for the recipient.
No, not at all. If your child takes lessons currently, they will be able to use the tips and techniques right away, and if all goes like it should, the learning will actually accelerate. If your child doesn't have a private teacher, then you will quickly find that the educational materials we have included can be self-directed as well as work with classroom goals.
Rest assured, I am a string teacher myself, and I developed this box in consultation with other respected private teachers, classroom teachers, and education professionals from across the country.
Boxes will ship on our around the 15th of every other month (October, December, February, April, June, and August) and usually deliver within 5-7 business days. Boxes going to Hawaii, Alaska, or APO/FPO/DPO addresses may take longer transit times. We always ship for free within the US. $15 USD/box for Canada orders.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN...
Kristen, parent of a violin subscriber
"We just got the September box and Sebastian REALLY liked the t-shirt! The tuner was a hit as well. He can't wait to try all the new music... the music and techniques pages you put in the boxes have been great! Sebastian worked all summer to prepare for an audition to the county youth orchestra and used the new music from your box each month to brush up on his sight-reading skills in anticipation of the audition. Well, he got in! We're so excited for him to have his first orchestra experience. Thank you for providing all the tools to support his musical growth."
Stacy, parent of a violin subscriber
"The Beethoven shirt has already been worn to school. That's a stamp of approval!"
Suzi Busdiecker, parent of a violin subscriber
"We are amazed and blown away by this incredible box! My son told me he's bringing the music from the box with him to his lesson on Tuesday because he can't wait to learn to play it."
Elizabeth Newquist, cello teacher
"I loved the different levels of music. It is perfect sightreading for my student who has been playing for four years. I was so excited to see the rhythm and bowing and extension practice."
Kristen, parent of a violin subscriber
"KidStrings Box gets a standing ovation! The box was so nicely and creatively put together, bursting with all sorts of fun and interesting items. The skills and techniques page has really given my son structure in his daily practice, and he was so excited to get the violin tuner that was just like what his teacher uses."
Charlotte, violin subscriber
"I loved it! My favorite part was the lessons. The violin lessons were not too hard to follow, but they were not very easy either."
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