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Meet Kim Strings

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kim Strings.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m 5 years old sitting in the basement music studio staring down an 8-foot sound board watching adults converse. Just in my reach, a guitar catches my eye and I curiously start turning the pegs for amusement. Wistfully, It was relieved of my possession. I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to turn the pegs or what the pegs even do for that matter. Born in DC, I do know a love for music has been all around me before I can remember. One of my favorite activities besides driving big wheels and collecting bird feathers was surfing the radio to hear my favorite songs “Lean on me” by Bill Withers and “Hold on to your Love” by En Vogue. Singing the lyrics and admiring the music was my reward. I’ve always been elated about music.

The violin was introduced to me in 3rd-grade music class. Among an array of other instruments, the violin stuck out because my best friend turned to me and said, “My sister plays the violin and she gets out of class and goes on a lot of field trips”. I kept this in mind when it was time to choose an instrument in 4th-grade. There has always been music in me and thanks to those field trips now I get to express it through the violin. Playing all through grade school, the violin was my emotional release, a moment to let go of the weight of my world and just play. I want the world to experience that too!

Kim Strings obtained a BA in Music Management in 2007 from Georgia State University. Kim is a free-lance classical and studio musician of jazz and R&B influences. Known as an innately gifted teacher, she was Beginning/Intermediate Strings Conductor of Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra of Metropolitan Atlanta for 8 years and is currently teaching violin and piano at TSK Preparatory Academy. Kim has played for various social events such as Emmy Award winner, Hank Stewart’s “White Linen Event,” the Georgia Governor’s Mansion and other organizations. She also appeared as a musician extra in the American drama series “Vampire Diaries,” Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea’s Family Reunion,” as well as the reality TV show “Atlanta Housewives.” She served as a background musician to several independent vocalists and poets and has been in the company of Jeffmajors, Andre 3000, Musiq Soulchild, and Neo. Recently, she played for 2 Chainz’ 1st Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed performing for the Green Brothers short film “The Urbans” featuring Tyler Craig.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not only am I challenged to manage violin-induced imbalances on my body, 2 years ago I discovered a 20-degree curve on my spine, also known as scoliosis. Many do not consider musicians as athletes, but we in fact, fall under the category of performing repetitive motions. My chiropractor says I will never have a straight spine at zero degrees, yet I beg to differ.

I continue thriving in the face of challenges. I welcome them as opportunities to sharpen tools in the proverbial shed. First, I must throw a fit to let the steam out (because we all have our ways of saying, “Give me a break!”). Then, I approach obstacles with a spirit of gratefulness and commitment. I surround myself with a team of people who are smarter than me and can provide me with their expert opinions. That’s my way of handling it.

With that said, I am proud to report that as of June 2019 (with therapy, meditation and self-proclaiming mantra), the curve in my spine has reduced to 12 degrees (woo-hoo!). The verdict for my next exam will happen in August 2020. This time of uncertainty and sheltering in place has provided me with more space to exercise self-love and more time to focus on creating my debut album “Keep it Moving”. I want to send a message that “anything is possible, regardless of your journey.” My motto is: “Do what you love, and love it for life!”

Tell us about your business– what should we know?
We provide entertainment for movie premieres, comedy shows, anniversaries, proposals, birthdays, weddings, open houses or any event you may think to call a DJ or create distinctive ambiance. We specialize in setting a tone or creating a mood and leaving lasting impressions. I am always humbled to learn that people enjoy me performing. It’s a bit odd, but I love being available for funerals. Funerals are an opportunity to provide an emotional musical focal point in a time when emotions are scurrying about. I remain thankful for being in consideration.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
The qualities or characteristics most important to my success are integrity, discipline, and a spirit of gratefulness. This instrument leaves no room for error. As my teacher says, “It either is the note or it isn’t”. Also, having fun and living in the moment are essential. My best times are when I just let go and get lost in the moment.

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  • The Kim Strings Success Team is readily available to assist you.
  • Please contact us: www.kimstringsmusic.com, kimstringsmusic2@gmail.com, 773-357-7206
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