Reposted from http://www.musicparentsguide.com/2015/02/17/students-really-quit-musical-instrument-parents-can-prevent/#comment-5774 by Toni Mazzocchi Every year almost 100% of public school students begin an instrument through their school’s music program (if a program exists). One or two years later, more than 50% of students quit; unable to enjoy all … Continue reading →
Pauline Harding investigates why singers and instrumentalists can benefit hugely from listening to and working with each other February 23, 2016 The following is an extract from The Strad’s feature on strings and the voice, published in the March 2016 … Continue reading →
When: August 22-26 2016, 9am – 12pm Where: Simmons Elementary Activities: Music Theory String Sectionals Elementary Ensemble Advanced Ensemble Cost: $150 Included in this camp is a “PLAY-IN” once every week for all string students who can attend. A PLAY-IN … Continue reading →
You’d see maybe eight teenagers: three holding sports duffle bags; one reading a library book; another holding a large art portfolio. The last three might be holding instrument cases shaped like guitars, violins, and trombones.
But what if those instruments disappeared? Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many K-12 students across the country.
These days, most American K-12 schools are focusing heavily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, but performing arts programs are getting left behind. When extracurricular budgets are tight, music programs are often the first to go.
As it turns out, STEM programs could actually save music programs.
CAVANI STRING QUARTET ~ BIOGRAPHY. Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant” , the Cavani String Quartet’s performances embody a natural empathy and passion, which continue to electrify and inspire audiences across the country. Winner of … Continue reading →
When: August 17-21 2015, 9am – 12pm Where: Simmons Elementary Activities: Music Theory String Sectionals Elementary Ensemble Advanced Ensemble Cost: $150 Included in this camp is a “PLAY-IN” once every week for all string students who can attend. A PLAY-IN … Continue reading →