4-Way, Cincinnati’s String Quartet, is committed to sharing the joy of making music with underserved children in our city.  We provide free lessons and small ensemble experiences through the 4-Way String Project, at Woodford Paideia School in Kennedy Heights.


Each Tuesday afternoon after school, the children work with Angela Carota, Woodford's music teacher (she's also a concert pianist and a former Fulbright scholar!) on movement and musicianship practice.  During the afternoon, they will each have a private lesson on violin, viola, or cello, and play in small ensembles, learning to be leaders, cooperate, and to work as part of a team.  During the year, they have several chances to perform - individually, alongside their teachers, and in their chamber groups.


We are able to offer this program free of charge, thanks to the generous support of ArtsWave, the Ohio String Teachers Association, the Patricia Kisker Foundation, the Matinee Musicale Endowment Fund, and our wonderful donors!

4-Way enjoys fiscal sponsorship from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, making your contribution fully tax-deductible. Please click on the Donate button to help us share the incredible gift of making music with our Woodford students!