Supporting string teachers who live and work in Pennsylvania and Delaware since 1968.

PADESTA continuously propels new projects and helps support teachers by offering grants, awards, and workshops.


Our programs provide benefits, services, and activities responsive to the needs of all members.

Member Benefits

American String Teachers Association (ASTA) offers a great range of activities and benefits for their members.


PADESTA’s ongoing commitment to serve in meaningful and practical ways include providing information, news, and resources to its members in a timely manner.


ASTA members have access to a host of special programs including recruitment and community initiatives to increase access to strings.


Unity of strength and vision to advance strings in our region.

The PADESTA chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) represents hundreds of school and private teachers, professional performers, college faculty, and students from across the Pennsylvania-Delaware region. Our leadership board is composed of volunteers who are either elected by the membership or appointed to positions by our leadership to serve in various capacities. By working closely together, we hope that a unity of strength and vision can help us continue to advance the cause of strings in our region.

Training & Education

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Recent Events

  • 2023 PADESTA Membership Luncheon

    Lunch provided by Kalahari Resorts La Viva Italia, Italian buffet Caesar Salad – Herbed Croutons, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Caesar Dressing Minestrone Soup Pasta Bar Tortellini and Penne Pasta Tomato ...

    April 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Kalahari Resorts
  • PMEA District 7 Professional Development Day

    The PMEA District 7 Professional Development Council would like to announce that the PMEA District 7 Professional Development Day will take place on Monday, October 10, 2022. The council is excited to...

    October 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Lebanon Valley College

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