Stories About String Playing Musicians

Great Video of an Aspiring Double Bassist Kelly Hall-Thompkins Intellectual Benefits of  Learning an Instrument     A Musical Fix for  American Schools   How Playing Music Benefits the Brain                  Read more

Check out DC’s Youth Orchestra Program!

DC Youth Orchestra Program is a comprehensive, curriculum-based music education and youth development program open to students from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. DCYOP offers fall, spring, and summer sessions on all orchestral instruments for beginning through advanced students, ages 4 ½ to 18. Located at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill, the program serves over 600 students a year and consists of seven ensembles, including the renowned Youth Orchestra. DCYOP distinguishes itself from other youth music organizations through its inclusivity. The program welcomes all students that wish to participate, regardless of background,…Read more