Baroque Music on Period Instruments

The Bach Parley String Academy offers violin, viola, and cello lessons, and ukulele classes.

Interested in lessons? Looking for a teacher? Click here to contact us.

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Our Faculty:  

Pictured above: Zlatina Staykova, William Sahely, Megan Sahely, Miriam Tellechea (Barfield), Valerie Arsenault, Carrie Holden  

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Need an instrument? If you want to start lessons and don't have an instrument, please contact us before you buy or rent one. You might see what you think is a good deal online, but there are a lot of poor quality instruments out there. We can help you find a fine quality instrument to rent or purchase within your budget. You can also visit our resources page by clicking here.

Our Mission is to cultivate in young people an appreciation for and achievement in music, nurture positive character development, and bridge cultural divisions through the common language of music.

Our Music Education Curriculum

  • Private lessons on violin, viola, & cello
  • Performance Opportunities, Masterclasses & All-State Preparation Workshops
  • Group lessons for technique, performance, & chamber music

Vision/Core Values

  • Provide high quality instruction on violin, viola, and cello at the central location of St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Develop the character of the whole child (including leadership, focus, determination, reliability, responsibility)
  • Bring together students of different backgrounds through the study and performance of music
  • Cultivate a lifelong appreciation for music
  • Provide financial aid scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to afford music lessons

Currently we have a waiting list for scholarship financial aid, so we are focused on fundraising and revising our application. Please come back when our new request process is in place in January 2019. Thank you!


Please donate to our scholarship fund!

We believe in the power of music to nurture our souls, and everyone benefits by learning a musical instrument. Here is what your donation to the Bach Parley String Academy Scholarship Fund will help cover:

  • One year of lessons: $1000
  • One semester of lessons: $500
  • 1/2 semester of lessons: $250
  • One month of lessons: $100
  • One lesson: $25
  • Other amount - every bit helps!

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The Tallahassee Bach Parley is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800) 435-7352 within the state ( Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Registration #: CH5420