WELCOME TO STRING ORCHESTRA!!
Our Lady's School has been honored to have the expertise of Professional Cellist and stringed instrument instruction Delta Holl for 15 years. Her students have developed a passion for music with alumni continuing their love for their instrument and music as they continue their educational careers. Stringed Orchestra is an extra-charge enrichment activity of the school offered for grades four through eight. The Stringed Orchestra plays in a variety of local activities including Grandparents Day, Catholic Schools Week, Veterans Day Program, Christmas Program and more. They annually compete in the Sandy Lake Music Fest where they continually achieve a Division One Ranking under Mrs. Holl's guidance.
Registration remains open for the fall semester. Forms and fees are due by FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016. Classroom teachers and the office has forms available. Contact Mrs. Holl for information by calling the school office at 940-381-1155.
Reputable shops near Denton that have student instruments and accessories for rent or sale:
Look for quality student instruments at the shops below.
If you have a used violin, viola or cello for sale, please clean it up, bring it to school with an information sheet inside the case with your name, contact info and any details you can provide. Payment must be between parents, not through the teacher. Leave the instrument in the music room if I am not avaiIable. I will try to match a new student with your instrument.
An excellent online string supply business can be found at www.sharmusic.com. The site has information that includes instrument, bow, and case descriptions that are very helpful to the novice and professional alike. Great quality student instruments, music, music stands, strings, and all kinds of accessories for the classical string player can be found here. Talk to a professional at 800-248-7427.
At home, please make every effort to help your string student find a quiet place to play their instrument and safely leave their equipment. If the student knows that parents expect them to play and practice for 20 minutes on five days each week, there is a much better chance of this happening. Parents, please let me appoint you as a Practice Associate as we enter this new semester. For the most part, your assignment is to encourage daily playing at home and to find ways to praise your child's efforts. The Parent--Student--Teacher triangle makes a strong bond in forming the young musician. I look forward to our journey.
- Luthier Violin Shop, 940-365-2309, located 5 mi. east of Denton off of Hwy 380 at 2201 Moseley Road, Aubrey 76227. Call ahead for shop hours or to make an appointment.
- Music and Arts--Lewisville, 972-315-8400, just west of Vista Ridge Mall at 360 E. FM 3040, Suite 820, Lewisville 75067.
- Dallas Strings, 469-675-0085, 20 E. McDermott Road (east of Hwy 75), Allen 75002.