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Welcome to the Strings Page!
Why study Strings?image of two female students performing on violins
The study of Strings helps your child develop an appreciation of the Arts and specifically orchestral music. When considering the idea of Multiple Intelligences, this discipline offers a chance for your child to enhance his or her musical, kinesthetic, spatial, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and logical-mathematical intelligences. For all students, developing a positive self-image is important. Studying strings requires self-discipline. When a student achieves a goal because he or she has learned this self-discipline and receives positive results, self-confidence is built. This, in turn, helps the image the student has of him/herself to be a positive one. Students develop and utilize fine and gross motor skills and the work requires precision and accuracy.

Parental Involvement
Parental involvement is critical to the success of the child. The parent is asked to participate in the lesson along with the child. This way the parent understands what the instructor is attempting to teach and can reinforce this at home. 

Pioneering with Pre-Kindergarten
Many years ago, Eastover-Central chose to be a School of the Arts. In our effort to expand and explore new avenues of Arts study for our students, we decided to offer our Pre-Kindergarten students the opportunity to study violin beginning in the fall of 2004.

Pre-Kindergarten moves on…
As each new school year began, Eastover-Central added a new grade level to our expanding strings program. We are proud to say that we now offer strings to every student on every grade level in the school! The program is required for all students from Pre-K through Second Grade. Instruments on this level are still provided by the school and parent involvement is still very important. The program becomes optional in Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades, and these students are required to provide their own instruments.

image of 5th grade group of students performing on violin Fifth Grade Strings
In the fifth grade, students are offered the chance to take Strings. They are given the opportunity to study the violin, viola, and cello. The string bass is too large an instrument for study at this time. Parents are asked to rent the instruments and to pay for all materials. Students are given the opportunity to perform for the winter and spring programs and for a countywide concert as well.


Published by Latonia Blue on August 16, 2018

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