Sealey String Orchestra
At Sealey Elementary School, Leon County Schools is pleased to offer string-orchestra class for students in 4th and 5th grades.
Each orchestra student will select to learn violin, viola, or cello.
I am looking forward to teaching and getting to know students who will comprise our string orchestras this year and to seeing our returning students from last year! Last year, you proved that hard work and dedication pay off, and you had fun in the process. I was so proud of you and your accomplishments and I am excited about the possibilities for this year!
Learning to play an instrument and belonging to the school orchestra opens up a whole new world of friendship and fun. Orchestra provides a great foundation for your child in all aspects of life. In addition to music, students learn self-discipline, group cooperation, problem-solving, goal-setting, self-expression, and memory skills, concentration, poise, enhanced physical coordination, high self-esteem, and the importance of teamwork…skills in great demand in almost every aspect of life.
Like all of the arts, music has a profound effect on the academic success of students as well. Following elementary school, string players may participate in orchestras at the middle and high school levels. Additionally, many universities offer scholarships for orchestra participation, and professional and community orchestras offer life-long opportunities to enjoy playing an orchestral string instrument.
This is going to be a great school year!
All the best,
Mrs. Lisa Foltz
Sealey String-Orchestra Teacher