•                                                      3rd Grade String Program



              Centennial School District will be offering 3rd grade students to take part in learning to play a violin, viola, or cello.  By taking a string lesson in third grade, your child should have the knowledge and musical ability to take part in a string ensemble in 4th grade.  This 3rd grade string program can also help prepare your child for the Band Program offered in 4th grade.  In order for your child to take advantage of this program, he/she will need to have their own instrument and book.  The name of the book is called “All for Strings”, (order by instrument) book 1.  You may rent/lease an instrument from an established music store, or use one from within your family. 

                The school district uses Music and Arts Centers as a distributor.  However you may go to whichever store you prefer.  If you choose Music and Arts Centers please indicate that you need a form and I will send home the form with your child.  They also have a simple ordering process via the internet www.musicarts.com.  If you choose Music and Arts Centers, the instrument will come directly to the school and I can distribute the instrument on your child’s lesson day.  After they learn how to handle the instrument and care for it, they will take their instrument home to practice.  If you get an instrument through another source please be sure that it is of good quality.  Some instruments ordered online are of questionable quality and students struggle with them all year. I highly recommend going to a local music store for your instrument needs.  Your child will have a scheduled lesson once a cycle during the intervention class.  

                If you have any questions, please write or contact me at 215-441-6157 ext. 11297. 


                I look forward to helping you give the gift of music to your child.



                                                                                        Mrs. Kara Murr