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String Project enters 2nd year

Posted: Friday, Sep 6th, 2013


The SDSU String Project is under the direction of Valerie Herstatt, SDSU String Project master teacher; Kathy Winghart, orchestra director at Mickelson Middle School and Brookings High School; Jonathan Bakken, orchestra teacher at Camelot Intermediate School; and John Brawand, SDSU String Project director. Courtesy photo.


BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University String Project, a supplemental music instruction program to benefit students in the greater Brookings community, is about to begin its second year of operation.

Valerie Herstatt, the program’s newly appointed master teacher, and SDSU String Project Director John Brawand will provide guidance to undergraduate students who will teach the grade-school children.

For a nominal fee, the 24-week program holds two lessons per week: a 30-minute individual lesson and a 45-minute group lesson. The master teacher, director and SDSU students teach second-grade students how to read music and play their choice of violin, viola or cello.



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