Presto! Beginning Strings Program

2021-2022 Season

The Presto! strings program focuses on providing introductory instrumental training in selected elementary schools.  The program brings music education to underserved communities and strives to achieve an extraordinary experience for every young student involved.

The LYO provides one professional staff member in each participating school every week, instructing 2nd and 3rd grade students and heavily involving parents/guardians. Students learn to play violin, viola, or cello through engaging class activities. Each student is provided a free instrument during the program. 

 

Students begin with no knowledge of the instrument. They progress from learning basic skills such as bow hold, hand and finger positions, and string identification to performing simple new songs that focus on music reading, hand strength, plucking, and bowing techniques.

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Wheatley Elementary School
Keisha Fulson, Principal

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Coral Ridge Elementary School

Brian Davis, Principal

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Robert Dixon, Presto! Instructor at Coral Ridge Elementary,  provides enthusiastic instruction and gives individual attention to each student.

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April Dannelly-Schenck, Presto! Instructor at Wheatley Elementary,  engages the young musicians and offers each student personalized assistance.