Open Strings Music Studio, in Livermore, CA., provides quality instrumental music education for kids, teens and adults. Since 1997, Open Strings has offered private lessons on violin, guitar, and bass guitar, enhanced by comprehensive education in musicianship, theory, history, improvisation and composition. Classical, jazz, folk and a wide variety of international music styles are featured in an innovative curriculum. An informal group program brings students together weekly to share the fun of playing music together.
Studio founder Jim Hurley began his music studies in the Livermore public schools, and later studied violin with Dr. Madeline Schatz, protege of Jascha Heifetz, at Humboldt State University, where he earned his B.A., Music in violin performance. Hurley’s extensive subsequent musical experiences (see bio) have contributed to the rich and diverse array of musical materials offered to students at Open Strings.