My students need beginner violins to learn the fundamentals of the string instruments.
Shinichi Suzuki once said, “Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”
From the young age of eight years old, I became obsessed with the violin.
It gave me confidence and made me feel like I was important. Now, I am starting my fifth year as a K-5 music teacher in the Rockford Public Schools. Without my violin experiences, I would not be here. Most elementary students in Rockford do not get the chance to play a band or orchestra instrument. They must wait until they are in Middle School. However, I have been lucky enough to provide violin for the past two years. Unfortunately, this year the middle and high school programs needed more violins and the violins I had been using are now gone. I can't imagine starting a new school year without this program. Learning the violin opened so many doors for me and I would love to see those doors open for my students!
Music education is a fundamental part of development and growth for a child. Using these violins will spark a whole new excitement in my fourth and fifth grade students!
“Teaching music is not my main purpose.
I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” Shinichi Suzuki
These violins will be loved and used on a weekly basis. Not only will my current fourth and fifth graders be using them, but they will be passed down each year, in the hopes of inspiring more and more students to become young violinists! Please consider donating to my classroom and to our wonderful students at Johnson Elementary School!
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|Mendini MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Tuner, Lesson Book, Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Size 3/4 • Amazon Business||$89.99||6||$539.94|
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