In Fall 2017, music classes for kindergarteners at Edwards Elementary in Newberg will have a new sound! During their twice-a-week music classes, these budding musicians will be learning to play the violin. Students are introduced to melody, rhythm and playing instruments using a box violin and will being using real violins later in the term.
The new JOY music program is based on the ‘El Sistema” method of music education that brings violin training and life skills to every child. JOY is a collaboration of YES, Newberg Public Schools, George Fox University and the Chehalem Cultural Center.