Students work with master musicians and music educators in the areas of rhythm (bucket band), music theory (musicianship), singing (choir), and instrumental music (strings, winds, percussion). We schedule full orchestra, sectional, and individual rehearsals each week.
Our specialists, certified teachers, work with students to complete homework and to develop skills in reading and math. We take pride in working together with classroom teachers to meet the needs of each student.
Social and Emotional Intelligence
We use research based methods to teach social and emotional intelligence skills designed to help students develop skills for both academic and social success. We work tireless to ensure that MW! students learn self-regulation and executive function skills that help them pay attention, remember directions, control their behavior, making friends, manage emotions, and solve problems.
Hall Fletcher provides us with a daily snack. Parents often supplement with donations of fresh fruits and vegetables. Several times a month, special guest artists join us for snack to demonstrate their skills and talents on various instruments.
Students have the chance to exercise, to get out the wiggles out, to enjoy cooperative games like soccer, kickball, and basketball each afternoon.
“I believe the program helps in so many ways. Our children have grown in self esteem, maturity, and responsibility. As a metaphor for life, they have learned how to value and take care of their instruments. They know how to be part of a team (musical sections), and they have learned how to solo. They are better able to comfortably comport themselves in a truly responsible fashion in person, on the stage of life, and even when they think no one is looking. It has enhanced their ability to make positive choices for themselves.”
Hadley, dad of Alex and Ellison