I have enjoyed watching some of the kids develop leadership skills as the mature through the program. I have seen examples of young adults taking charge and mentoring younger musicians through things like nervousness, stage presence, focus and having fun. The kids have also developed as a group and there is loyalty for each other through a common purpose to have a great show. Really a neat program.
I love the structure of it, the way the kids learn in the one on one scenario and then come together to play. I think it builds a lot of confidence for the kids to get up in front of a crowd and play every few weeks like they do. The instructors are also very patient with the kids and go at a pace that suits everyone. Right now my son is in the Rookies class, but I am hoping that he will continue on to choose an instrument in the 101 program!
I like that all the students are able to participate in a program that encourages growth while supporting all students equally . The students really supported each other . The concerts are very special . David developed self confindence, communication skills and friendships with a great group of kids.