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Creating Meaningful Impact

Since our launch in 2007, the team at String Project Los Angeles has worked tirelessly to establish Los Angeles as The Global Center For Creative String Playing.   We are fortunate to have volunteers and staff from all walks of life who bring their unique expertise and resources into everything we do. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.

We don’t measure our success through just facts and figures but through happy faces and heartwarming feedback. Click here to see how you can make a difference.

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Since 2007

  • 20,000+ Students on five continents

  • 6000+ Online Community Members

  • 100+ Middle & High School North America Residencies

  • 100+ Teacher Trainings at American String Teacher America, California Music Educator Associations, Jazz Education Network, Suzuki Associations of America

  • The Pickup Test- Online community was founded in 2013 with over 5000 current unique subscribers in one of the internet’s largest communities dedicated to mastering amplified string playing and learning about the latest advances in the field.

  • The Improvisiors Guide- Was founded in 2013. Since then, over a thousand current and former professional students and teachers have studied online with Jacob’s unique approach to mastering improvisation on the cello.

  • LA Creative String Festival- Entering our 8th year in 2025. The festival combines community education, and teacher development with an all-star international faculty.


Where Passion and Dedication Meet

Since our founding in 2007, String Project Los Angeles has developed and grown exponentially. We’re very proud of the expertise of our staff and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.

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Jacob Szekely

Founder and Artistic Director

Jacob has been hailed by Strings Magazine as “A leader in the creative strings community” and by Grammy winner Eugene Friesen as “The First Cellist To Make A Convincing Case For The Cello in modern Jazz.”

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Megan Shung

Artistic Director

Often introduced as the “21st Century Violinist”, Megan is a composer, educator and clinician in Los Angeles. Currently a Suzuki & Jazz Faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music

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