Welcome to the fifth grade beginning strings homepage for the string classes of Mr. Velasco!
Learning to play an instrument and belonging to the school orchestra opens a new world of friendship and fun!
The strings class provides a great foundation for students in all aspects of life. In addition to music, students learn self-discipline, group cooperation, problem-solving, goal-setting, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, poise, enhanced physical coordination high self-esteem, and the importance of teamwork – skills in great demand in almost every aspect of life. Like all the arts music has a profound effect on the academic success of students as well.
"Music is what feelings sound like."
- Author Unkown