Our Story

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!

Jake Wilson teaches all string instruments and specializes in Ukulele and Electric/Upright Bass

Jake Wilson teaches all string instruments and specializes in Ukulele and Electric/Upright Bass

Jenna Ellis teaches Violin, Ukulele and Piano. She is a second generation musician who has been surrounded by music her entire life. From musical theater in her childhood to playing almost all stringed instruments and piano, her range of skills is impressive! Our students (particularly the little ones) love her kindness and ability to share music with others.

Jenna Ellis teaches Violin, Ukulele and Piano. She is a second generation musician who has been surrounded by music her entire life. From musical theater in her childhood to playing almost all stringed instruments and piano, her range of skills is impressive! Our students (particularly the little ones) love her kindness and ability to share music with others.

Zack Wilson teaches all stringed instruments and specializes in teaching Guitar and Lap-Steel Guitar

Zack Wilson teaches all stringed instruments and specializes in teaching Guitar and Lap-Steel Guitar

Jordan Molina is Deanna's assistant piano teacher. She has been with Wilson School of Strings for several years. She started as a student but very quickly, her talent for piano and ability to teach became obvious and she joined our teaching staff. She has a gift for helping people learn piano and is a definite favorite with some of our younger students!

Jordan Molina is Deanna's assistant piano teacher. She has been with Wilson School of Strings for several years. She started as a student but very quickly, her talent for piano and ability to teach became obvious and she joined our teaching staff. She has a gift for helping people learn piano and is a definite favorite with some of our younger students!