In 2006, we started Wilson School of Strings as a side business in our then-hometown of Spokane Valley, WA. Over the next 5 years, it grew from a small handful of evening students to a full-time business with nearly 125 students. In 2012, we decided to take some time off to travel with our family band, and find a new home base to work from. We are so excited to have found that place just north of Austin, TX! The unique music scene and amazing people fit nicely with our musical and teaching philosophies. We opened in Cedar Park in October of 2015, and one year later, we hit our first major milestone of 120 students. In summer of 2017, we were able to fully take over the music side of The Studio Cedar Park, and completed a remodel on the space. In March of 2020, with nationwide shutdowns around the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved our school to an online format. As the original short term plan extended into more of a way of life, we were surprised to see that students responded well to the onscreen instruction, and realized that we had the ability to continue with this format into the future. While we continue to offer in person instruction to a small number of students, parents love the convenience and benefits of lessons without commute, students love learning in their comfortable environment, and our family of teachers love connecting with students from many parts of the country and the world!