Due to Covid 19 SATS’ teaching programs have been“paused” since 2020 and will resume in 2021 with new Covid policies and procedures in place.

The Strings Across the Sky (SATS) program opens the door to a rich musical experience by introducing indigenous children and youth to violin, guitar and musical performance. It combines the best of music, tradition and community spirit. With a focus on First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities across Canada, SATS helps rekindle and sustain the cultural tradition of fiddle music once thriving in remote indigenous communities. Since 1988, hundreds of children have benefited from the music education provided by SATS,  promoting self-esteem and accomplishment, co-operation, empathy and improved academics. SATS not only connects indigenous children to their past, but opens doors to new ways of learning and a journey into bright and positive futures.   Learn more About Us.

2013 Encyclopaedia of Native American Music of North America …“There is also a lively indigenous fiddling tradition in the Arctic region. The active fiddling tradition in northern Canada today has benefited greatly from the Strings Across the Sky (SATS) program. This began in 1988 after violinist Andrea Hansen noted the response of young persons to the performances of the Toronto Symphony on their 1987 tour”…


Your financial support helps enrich the lives of youth in remote, rural and urban communities with a chance to grow through music.

Teaching & Performances

2021 A limited SATS Summer Fiddle Camp is being planned
July 19-24 at the Parry Sound Friendship Centre, in accordance with Covid 19 protocols.

In the fall of 2021 SATS is hoping to resume other regular teaching programs in First Nations’ schools and communities.

Gratefully supported by:

  • Canadian North
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Ontario Arts Foundation
  • Rotary International