ProMusica Arizona Offers New Youth Strings Education
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) is launching a new String Education Program (StEP) for kids in grades 5-8 in the greater Phoenix area who want to learn to play string instruments. This program has been developed in response to interest expressed by parents in the community and a lack of such training in most schools. The new program is similar to a beginning band program, but with string instruments.
The 2012 StEP program offers lessons for beginners, playing time, a final concert with a professional string quartet at the end of two 12-week sessions, and an instrument to play. Violins, violas, and cellos will be provided by PMAZ the first year, substantially reducing the cost for beginning students.
The first 12-week session for beginners will start in Nov., followed by an additional 12-week session beginning in Feb. 2013. Instruction will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. in the band room at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem. To help cover the cost of the instructor, instructional materials, renting classroom space, and an instrument for beginning students, parents will be requested to pay $300 per 12-week session and a $40 registration fee.