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For Parents: Why Music?


Playing a string instrument is a tremendous investment for both the student and the teacher. Money, time, energy ... so is it worth it? Based on my own experience, I believe that this sacrifice is one that reaps endless rewards.

Get Your Art On: October is National Arts and Humanities Month

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Though much of the rhetoric about American schools has been focused on math and science, test scores, and the growing gap between the quality of education in the United States and other first-world nations, the value of the arts and humanities in education is receiving national recognition during the month of October. Perhaps this recognition shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Many economists such as Edward Glaeser (check out his recent book Triumph of the City) are beginning to recognize the value of creativity in our future economies; the development of our creative sides, through music and the visual arts, could be an asset (gasp!) instead of a hindrance. Huzzah for the economy of the future and for October.

Detroit brings home String Project of the Year Award!


Suzuki Community Mourns the Loss of Leader and Mentor, John Kendall

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John Kendall, who brought the Suzuki Method to the US in the 1950s, has passed away at 93. He had lived in Ann Arbor for the past several years, following his son here, Christopher Kendall, dean of the school of music at U of M.

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