No strings attached here at the Cunningham Music School–with an addition to our staff we are now offering strings twice a week and we have expanded our string program to include a lower string program! That’s right–you can study violin, viola, cello, or double bass with amazing musicians and music educators right here in King of Prussia!

Why Play a String Instrument?

String instruments have all of the normal benefits of playing music (higher test scores and aptitude in math and science for school aged children, higher IQ, heightened emotional intelligence, better social skills, better linguistic skills, you’ve heard it all before. If you haven’t, check out some research on the topic here), but they also give an added bonus of better physical health. Students of string instruments generally see  drastically improved posture within their first few months of study–with good posture comes reduced lower back pain, reduced head aches, increased energy levels increased lung capacity, and improved circulation and digestion. 

So what are you waiting for? Join us today! Sign up on our website!

Meet Our Teachers:


Steve Kramer will begin teaching violin, viola, cello, and double-bass here at the Cunningham Music School. 

Steve has been an educator around the world. Patricia Stewart, of Philadelphia’s Musicopia Music Education Program, has lauded Steve, saying: ‘Dr. Kramer, who has been the recipient of many international awards throughout his career, is first and foremost an outstanding cellist with an impressive musical education and performance history. However, it is his ability to connect with, and bring out the very best in, his students with which we are most impressed. Dr. Kramer’s quiet, unassuming style encourages even the most reticent student to draw bow across strings.’

Read more about Steve Kramer’s availability and experience teaching and performing around the world here.



In addition to our new hire, Lucia Lostombo has several spaces open in her studio on Fridays. Lucia is a violin and viola teacher.

Lucia Lostumbo started studying violin when she was seven, and studied violin at the Towson University in Maryland and Temple University here in Philadlepiha. During her time in Philadelphia, Lucia studied under Davyd Booth of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Meichen Liao-Barnes of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
She has performed with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, the Temple University Opera Orchestra, pit orchestras in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and numerous chamber ensembles. 
Originally from the Washington, DC area, Lucia has been teaching private lessons since 2012. Lucia loves to help students set and meet personal goals, and helps students understand how to make practicing efficient! Lucia is happy to take students of all ages and levels into her studio–ages 4-99, beginners all the way up to students preparing for their college auditions. She is our resident developmental strings expert–little ones starting string instruments are her absolute specialty. We’ve covered that expertise right here on the blog before! Read more about it here.


Dedicated Violin Student Lucia Lostumbo at Cunningham Piano

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