Parent Testimonials 2018
Whenever I think about the, “Music at the Towers,” program I always feel like I have discovered a priceless hidden gem. I heard about the program through word of mouth. Both my children have been taking a weekly class with Ms. Currie since September. Every week when we walk out of class I am amazed at how much they have learned and how well they are progressing after only eight months in the program.
They started with the fundamentals: how to take care of their instruments, how to hold them and what proper bow grip is. They progressed to playing scales, reading music, playing bars and are now playing actual songs. They are given opportunities to play for real audiences as well as to attend professional theatre concerts at discounted prices.
Ms. Currie guides and instructs them based on their abilities. Her passion for music is obvious as she encourages and praises their every accomplishment. She takes her job very seriously and consequently the students work hard, initially because they don’t want to disappoint her but eventually because they know she is right and they are musicians too.
It was a very pleasant surprise to be offered the opportunity to take private biweekly lessons in January. These lessons with private teachers have allowed my children to work on their individual needs and have helped their self-confidence.
The, “Music at the Towers,” Program is very organized and professionally run. Weekly homework and important information is always posted on the blog. Yogita efficiently takes care of many administrative details. She produces and distributes monthly calendars, follows up on attendance, makes frequent reminder calls, coordinates schedules, organizes the distribution of materials, collects payment and issues receipts.
This program is of extraordinary value. Not only does it make the gift of music accessible to so many but it teaches students that what you get out of something is directly related to your willingness to be present and participate, and to practice and persevere. This is a life lesson that can be applied to many situations they will encounter.