The Cremona Strings Ensemble Too and Development Group, Inc. Non-Profit Organization [CSET NP] was founded in 2011 to promote free, string music holistic education for individuals four  years of age and older during the entire year [winter, spring, summer and fall]. The home based office is located in East Nashville near downtown reducing funding expenses and creating a relaxed work environment. Lessons are every Saturday morning in partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Centers in Davidson County to allow equal access and opportunity for the community at-large. Under served, under-represented families are encouraged to participate especially since instruments, music, and instructions are free to all students. Open enrollment is during the month of January annually with complete orientation for participants. Instrument distribution is in February and concerts are scheduled beginning in late March or early April.
Our volunteer staff and board members include, but are not limited to, teachers, music composers/arrangers, financial advisers, speech pathologist, theater specialist, legal consultant/political advisers, mediators, and many more supporters.
Luthier Ray DeMeo maintains and repairs our instruments, as well as, teaching instrument crafting in the classroom and Nunnelly, TN shop locations. Michael M. Brady composes original and arranges a variety of music for all functional and appropriate performance levels. Country music Singer/Songwriter Kata Rhe Crutcher teaches Fiddlin' versus Violin Strategies with fun and flare.
Ready to volunteer, but unsure of your fit? Relax, relate, release!!! Now let's discuss what you can bring to our team. Music teachers, bookkeeping/accounting specialists, office assistants, event coordination, business development specialists, grant writers, funding specialists, marketing/social media specialists, performing artists, recording artists, singers/songwriters, music producers/directors, and others are needed for the continued success of our free program. If I didn't name your area of specialization or interest, volunteer just the same. There is a place on the team for you.
You are invited to join our team now! Consider taking our free lessons with family and/or friends. Thanks in advance!!!