I love Stringendo, and have grown up with it all my life. Stringendo is a pretty well-known program for serious musical students in the area, and has great teachers which actually know what they're doing. This program is so much fun and teaches a great deal. I've improved my musical skills greatly through this program. The prices are ehh a bit expensive, but it was definitely worth it! The semi annual concerts are almost always flawless. There are 6 orchestra levels, so students of all different levels can join. An audition process is used to determine which orchestra you go into. Two years ago, the highest orchestra went to Nationals, but didn't win. I strongly reccomend this orchestral program to any string player!