Renowned Electric Violin Artist Howes Conducts Music Ed Clinics Across US

Mike Lawson • Uncategorized • February 26, 2014

Yamaha Electric Violin Artist Christian Howes is one of the most acclaimed jazz violinists in the United States. Christian remains dedicated to educating the up-and-coming generations of string players and teachers. Through a partnership with Yamaha, Christian will be embarking on an educational clinic tour through the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Christian will present workshops and a concert at numerous schools across the U.S., and will also offer exclusive Creative Strings Academy materials to participating teachers and students.

As the founder of the Creative Strings Academy, an online learning site, he offers a new type of curriculum to help classically trained string players develop musical creativity through improvisation, composition, harmony, contemporary styles, and music technology. Christian offers students live group lessons, private lessons via Skype, video tutorials, and more.

Christian recently nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as “Violinist of the Year.” In 2012, he received the Residency Partnership from Chamber Music America for his work with education outreach programs. Christian served for three years as an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, after founding his own annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival in 2003. The annual week-long conference provides teen and adult string players an opportunity to experience a rigorous schedule of public performances, jam sessions, rehearsals, and clinics, all with a focus on improvisational music.


More dates will be added as his clinic tour continues. Up to date details can be found at

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