Letter to the Readers: Violin School Program Receives Well-Deserved Recognition

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Re: Violins bring notes of joy, heightened interest in studies, to city schools, by Doug Schmidt, August 2

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I was delighted to read the excellent article by journalist Doug Schmidt recently. The compelling story and photos conveyed the value of hands-on music education and the intense collaboration needed to bring professional musicians into the classroom.

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Thank you for highlighting the String Project and the expert Windsor Symphony Orchestra musicians such as violinist Michele Dumoulin and school music consultant Dr Bernadette Berthelotte (also a WSO French horn player) who help ensure that these joyful, life-changing experiences continue in Windsor.

The headlines were also excellent and captured the emotional impact of the music while avoiding narrow style tags.

Kudos to the WSO, educators and school administrators, and the entire community for supporting transformative music education in Windsor-area schools.

And congratulations to all the students starting music this year.

Susan Haig, former WSO Music Director, South Orange, NJ

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