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The Virginia String Teachers Association, VASTA, welcomes you to its website. If you are a member of ASTA and you live in VA, you are automatically a member of VASTA, the association for teachers and performers of stringed instruments. Membership has many benefits, including discounted admission to many events and discounted instrument insurance. We hope you will find this site easy to use, and a great resource for your studio, school, colleagues and friends. Look through this website for upcoming events, including application forms, information, and news.


Participants in the new ASTACAP Exams that took place in Floyd, VA,
shown with
ASTACAP Administrators Mike Mitchell & Carol Stone

Participants in Floyd, VA ASTACAP with Mike Mitchell & Carol Stone

VASTA Award Recipients 2015 

Above: President Donovan Stokes presents Doris Lederer with the Outstanding String Teacher Award, Past-President Gretta Sandberg Presents Jason Day with the Outstanding Business Award, and Award Recipients Carol Stone, Starlet Smith & Angela Ammerman

Edwin S. Johonnott, V - Memorial Fund

Recognize his life's achievements by contributing to a Scholarship Fund through the Virginia String Teachers Association, which will benefit future violin and viola students heading to college to pursue a career in music.  Send contributions to the VASTA Treasurer.  Johonnott Scholarship Application 

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