The West Michigan Junior Strings will present their Winter Recital on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Montague, 8555 Cook St. String students of all ages, from Muskegon to Mason County, will come together to share their progress and love for music with family, friends, and the community.
Since 2009, the West Michigan Junior Strings has offered violin and cello instruction to students ages 3 to 18, using a creative blend of the Suzuki Method and traditional string pedagogy. It has grown into a program serving students in over three counties with highly-skilled and committed faculty who are dedicated to fostering Suzuki’s vision that “every child can.” Dr. Suzuki's philosophy embraces the idea that all children are born with musical ability which can be nurtured at an early age through their environment, listening, imitation, and by working closely with a parent at home.
Focusing on creating a musically-nurturing environment, the Junior Strings reaches out to communities that have no existing string programs in the public schools. Students and parents meet with their instructor once a week, rotating between private/semi-private lessons and group classes, showcasing all progress at the end of the semester with a combined recital.
The public is invited to come and support wonderful developing talent in young people.
The Arts Council of White Lake has near 30-year history of high-quality artistic achievement and programming. The Arts Council serves to encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment throughout the White Lake community. For more information and a list of upcoming events, call (231) 893-2524 or visit www.artswhitelake.org