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Tarrytown School District Teachers Recommend Students Join MusicWorks

Sleepy Hollow High School teachers are encouraging students to join the MusicWorks program.
Sleepy Hollow High School teachers are encouraging students to join the MusicWorks program. Photo Credit: File

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Tarrytown School District teachers are recommending students join MusicWorks, a music program started by parents Judith Krass and Alison Paul, that ensures talented, low-income students have the opportunity to continue developing their abilities and experience.

District teachers recommend students join the program after they have played an instrument for at least a year and have demonstrated musical ability and a willingness to practice regularly.

MusicWorks provides one-on-one music lessons for low-income students who have shown musical aptitude and enthusiasm for their instrument.

MusicWorks will increase the number of low-income students accepted into elite performing groups such as the Rivertowns Ensembles and All-County ensembles. The school district instrumental music program will more accurately reflect the diversity of the school district.  In the long-term, the discipline students learn through regular practice will help them be more successful in school and in their future endeavors.  The JCC-on-the-Hudson is MusicWorks’s fiscal sponsor and local partner. The JCC identifies and coordinates private music teachers through their highly regarded School of Music and Performing Arts. MusicWorks is supported by a Year-end Appeal to the community, The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, The Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and the UJA-Federation of New York’s Music for Youth program. Families also pay modest amounts toward their child’s musical studies. Contributions are welcome.

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