Strings for Kids

Orsmby School

Project description and goals:

Through participating schools, studios or community centres;

  • To provide free music instruction in the area of violin to interested, at-risk or disadvantaged youth
  • To enhance personal characteristics such as self-esteem, creativity, self-discipline and personal expression so that the students can become noble and caring citizens of their community and better overall students

Students actively involved in music studies generally improve many areas of their life including concentration, memory and often subjects such as mathematics.

Guidelines for Strings for Kids:

  • Limit of 4 children per class, with one teacher and an optional teacher’s assistant
  • Group lesson of 45 minutes once per week during a lunch hour
  • In the beginning stages, violin students will be instructed in the Suzuki method
  • Third and fourth grade students are chosen by volunteer teachers and/or school administration
  • Performance opportunities will include both Christmas and spring recitals in addition to other community events
  • Students who excel and wish to continue after the first year will have the opportunity to continue studies



  • Peter Ellis  HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL  |  Fort McMurray, AB
  • John Fedor ORMSBY SCHOOL | Edmonton, AB

Strings For Kids

For more information
please conact the AMEF office: | 780-409-8407

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