By utilizing a combination of after school, weekend, and summer programming, AGFM has developed one of the most comprehensive string music education programs in the Southeastern United States!
“So excited my child gets to learn violin because I always wanted to learn and couldn’t afford the classes. Great to see it’s free and the violins are provided. She knows how to play the piano and I’m so eager to add violin to her music experience. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity on her behalf. I appreciate the fact that she can participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks sincerely.”
“We take a lot of classes on teaching in school, we learn how to teach, but we don’t get a lot of hands-on classroom experience until our senior year. But thanks to A Gift For Music, I have had hands-on teaching experience since my freshman year. Working with the After-School program and Saturday strings, I get to make my own lesson plans, teach techniques, teach songs. It has been a true blessing and I feel so much better prepared now to teach than I would have without AGFM.”
“Whatever event in life we go through, there are a thousand years’ worth of music written by people who might’ve felt the same.”
“Some words of wisdom for incoming students is to never give up, as cliché as that sounds, if it seems like something is frustrating you in the music, that means that you’re trying and you should keep up with that momentum. Never give up.”
“My words of wisdom for incoming AGFM students is to just be your truest self because you’re going to love every second.”
“I’m getting to see these kids and instilling this new beginning in their lives that, hey, here’s new music and here’s a new avenue you can approach, and not just music on the radio, but something you can actively do to increase your own abilities.”