NEW LCCMF PROGRAM AT SUSTAINABILITY ACADEMY IN BURLINGTON, EXPANDING ONE STRINGS

Sustainability Academy @ Barnes School in Burlington VT’s Old North End

The Sustainability Academy – SA – (formerly Barnes School) in Burlington’s Old North End is participating in LCCMF ONE Strings Program for the first time. Starting February 7 all 3rd and 4th graders will study violin. Each class meets for 8 weeks, twice a week for 30 minutes, under teacher Rachel Keyser. The classroom teachers expressed strong interest in starting this program, where they will also be learning violin along with their students. SA’s PTO has been solidly behind this development. The pilot program, funded jointly by SA, their PTO, and LCCMF donors, will be assessed after 4 weeks and at the end of the 8-week pilot. The next step would be to expand the program to 20 weeks starting in the 2019-20 school year, and include the 5th graders as well.

Thanks to Kathy Reilly Vermont Violins for discounted instrument rental!