There  are benefits that go far beyond the obvious for your child when they make a decision to learn a musical instrument.  These include the areas of self discipline, goal setting and achieving, learning to make a commitment, and following through with that commitment. 

Performing in  a musical group helps a child understand, in a very tangible way, how important each member of a team can be to the welfare of the entire group.  Playing an instrument enhances the enjoyment of music and leads to a lifelong journey of learning that never has to be complete.  Colleges and Universities often need string players for their orchestras and may offer scholarships to qualified students, regardless of their intended academic major. 

The October 16, 2010, issue of the journal Neuroscience includes an article entitled “Music making as a tool for promoting brain plasticity across the lifespan”.  This research supports the premise that the skills used in making  music also promotes health brain function throughout a person’s lifespan.


Club Expectations

1. Be Present at each club meeting.

2. Practice only on the days you eat, so that you are prepared for class. :)

3. Teach someone at home how to do what you learned in class.

4. Have all of your materials in class

5. Plan to attend all performances

6. Make review a regular part of your  DAILY practice session.

7. Be willing to ask questions or ask for help if you need it.