For Children and Youth
Ages 5 – 19
The Sandwich Strings Music Program is a free, beginning-level music program where children K-12 can learn to play the violin and attend group lessons and private lessons throughout the summer. The Sandwich Strings Music Program is a music project of The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation.
We have developed this music program for children in grades K-12 from low-income families in West Windsor, where children are generally unable to access fee-for-service music programs. West Windsor is viewed as one of the least privileged neighborhoods in Windsor, with a population of 20,789, and is home to 4,600 families, including 3,182 children between 5-19 years of age.
Children and youth display long-term positive results from playing musical instruments. Some of the brain benefits of learning a musical instrument include: increased comprehension and math skills; better coordination; a greater capacity for memory; creative development; and confidence building. Students who play a musical instrument in elementary school and continue in high school, score significantly higher in academics and are approximately one academic year ahead of their non-music peers in English, Math, and Science. Music training develops muscles that assist you in cooperation, time-management, organization and concentration/listening skills, strengthening ones’ self-expression, helping to break inhibiting barriers. We believe that successful children will become successful adults.
The Sandwich Strings Music Program provides children K – 12 with the opportunity to begin studying music and learning to play stringed musical instruments. Arts-based learning offers cultural experiences, which will strengthen academic and social skills throughout the remainder of their lives.
The Sandwich Strings Music Program will be delivered at Mackenzie Hall
(3277 Sandwich St. W, Windsor, ON N9C 1A9).
From July 1-31, 2022 – Monday through Friday @ 11am to 4 pm.