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 →
from Hilary Hahn’s Favorites List. Read more about her here I went to my first concert when I was five years old. Since then, I’ve spent many hours observing various orchestras and getting to know orchestral musicians, and some visual … Continue reading →
by Susan Baer via Suzuki Association of the Americas Have you ever imagined what the horse that donated its tail for your bow hair looks like? Where does it live? Is it a mare or a stallion? Here are some … Continue reading →
By Dr. Robert A. Cutietta from: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/how-to-motivate-your-child-to-practice/ Among the numerous challenges that parents face in handling children’s music lessons (choosing the instrument, finding a good teacher, etc.), getting kids to practice is the most daunting of all. The severity of … Continue reading →