HH Elementary Strings

October 5, 2016
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Why Students Really Quit Their Musical Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It)

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

Welcome Back!

September 7, 2016 by hh | 0 comments

String Schedule for 2016-2017:

Monday: Blair Mill

Tuesday:  Pennypack

Wednesday: Simmons – 5th Grade

Thursday: Simmons – 4th Grade

Friday: Hallowell and Crooked Billet


Beginners Meeting for Parents and Students – TUESDAY SEPT. 13, 2016 @ 7pm AT SIMMONS

Demonstrations of all the string Instruments will take place in each school this week.

An epic solution for saving school music programs

March 25, 2016 by hh | 0 comments

3d Printed Violins – reprinted article from UPWORTHY

http://www.upworthy.com/an-epic-solution-for-saving-our-quickly-disappearing-school-music-programs?c=ufb1

Imagine a high school bus stop around 7:30 a.m.

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.

That’s Kaitlyn Hova’s great idea.

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