About Us


STRINGS, LLC was founded in 2011 to provide exceptional equipment for school string instrument programs in the Northwest.  We carry accessories, cases and supplies, and sell carefully selected instruments in all price ranges on a limited scale.​  We are in a unique position to serve professional players, music educators and student string players since string education is our primary interest.
We maintain a unique approach to string equipment –  and at the end of a transaction providing exceptional products and services on a local level.  Having a series of “string musicians” involved in the process of providing equipment is critically important for up and coming musicians to find success and parents to find piece of mind in their purchases.
We offer consulting services and mentoring assistance to teachers and schools, and assist school districts in optimizing their music programs. We also are available for festival adjudication or guest-conducting appearances.
We also offer live performance services by The Black Tie String Quartet and by violinist / violist Kirk Easter. Made up of the foremost string professionals in Missoula and the Western Montana area, The Black Tie String Quartet performs regularly to wide acclaim in weddings, office parties,  and various social events.
Outside the business,  Mr. Easter enjoys  Teaching 6 orchestras at Washington School, Conducting the Missoula Youth Orchestra, teaching his private string studio,  and working on his Lionel train layout.   His favorite Montana activity is spending time with his wife and two kids during the summer.