is an outreach program for fifth grade classrooms focusing on classical music and playing a stringed instrument. Science concepts, such as sound velocity, vibration, pitch, wave, frequency, the Doppler Effect, amplitude and sound pressure, are taught as part of this ears-on and hands-on program. The program is directed by professional strings teacher Abigail Poirier and coordinated by GIYO board member Judith Stipp. During the 2019-2020 school year, grants from the John N. Goddard Foundation, the DeLong-Sweet Family Foundation, the Eugenia Price/Joyce Blackburn Foundation, the Kay W. Cantrell Family Fund and an anonymous donor have funded this instructional series currently planned for nine local elementary schools.
Frederica Academy elementary students, led by Ms. Abigail Poirier, participated in the week-long STRING-on! program
GIYO volunteer Mary Ann Brearley shows students and Glynn County Schools Teacher of the Year Tyler Mimbs how to hold a standing bass bow. As part of STRING-on!, musicians not only learn to play a violin, but also a viola, a cello and a standing bass.