January 2, 2023
For parents seeking to enroll their child/children
Fill out the "Enrollment Interest Form" at the bottom of the page.
Download and read the "Program and Information" sheet.
Download and read the Program Guidelines and Policies" sheet.
Use the "Instrument Assessment and Matching Tool" to determine the appropriate Instrument for your child.
WHAT WE OFFER
BEGINNER CLASSES START IN FOURTH GRADE
FREE TO DICKINSON STUDENTS (INCOME REQUIREMENT)
QUARTERLY PROGRESS ASSESMENTS AND AWARDS
SMALL GROUP CLASSES
FREE INSTRUMENT FOR SIXTH GRADE BAND
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.
Data collected by the National Association for Music Education indicates music students are less likely to be truant, less likely to get involved with drugs and alcohol, more likely to graduate on time and more likely to go to college. Music students outperform their peers on the SAT, scoring on average 57 points higher (verbal) and 43 points higher (math) according to reports by the College Entrance Exam Board.
Music provides a platform for constructive self-expression and a creative outlet the whole family can enjoy. Some recent studies have shown that playing and listening to music can trigger the brain to release pain and reduce stress. In children, learning to play an instrument promotes the development of the parts of the brain associated with sensory and motor function, and research demonstrates that musically trained children have better fine motor function than non-musically trained children.
Being a part of a well-structured school music program can help your child build their social skills. It can help shape self-confidence, gives a sense of self-accomplishment, fosters teamwork and provides children a safe social setting to make long lasting friendships and a feeling of belonging.