"The Music is BEAUTIFUL!"
"I love being a part of this!"
"Wow! This is so cool!"
"Playing an instrument makes me have a lot of responsibility."
"My daughter is really thriving in this program and really enjoys her teachers."
"This is a fantastic program that has exceeded my expectations. Our child now loves music and has had lots of fun this year. The quality of instruction and overall attitude of everyone involved is wonderful."
"I've seen the kids who learn an instrument become more disciplined in their work habits, as well as having an opportunity to develop a more mature sense of responsibility. Of equal importance, in my mind, is that the kids get to experience a kind of aesthetic and emotional beauty that isn't offered inn a classroom: that performing music is something that van make life feel special and exciting." - Cathy Deneault, Buffalo Ridge Music Teacher
"Learning an instrument is an invaluable way for your child to develop cognitively (by simultaneously using both sides of the brain), build confidence, work on fine motor and listening skills, develop friendships, instantly work as a 'starter' on a team, put their phone down, express themselves, and most importantly, have FUN! Than you for supporting (and continuing to support) your child's music education!"
"I fully support these music programs, and I understand the importance of making these opportunities available for all kids. All kids have talents and treasures waiting to be developed, and it is great that these programs will allow kids the opportunity to explore their interests, hopes and dreams."
"Music is a wonderful way for students to be expressive, creative, and have fun."
"It is our responsibility to educate the "whole" child. Musicality is an important component of intelligence and learning. Without music where would we be? I strongly support band and orchestra as an enrichment opportunity for our students. Music is a universal language...a language we are proud to offer students in Douglas County,"