Personally, my story begins about 6 years back when my daughter who was then a beginner at violin joined the Triangle Youth Orchestra. She loved music but her activities with it was confined to lessons and perhaps a few minutes of practice each day. Almost from the first day she was in TYO, I noticed a change in here. She comes back from weekly orchestral practice eyes sparkling, full of stories of who-said-what, the jokes made by the conductor, and so on. She'd look forward to the 2.5hours of Tuesday evenings with an enthusiasm that was catching. She has graduated to higher orchestras in the organization now and has come a long way as a musician but the sparkle in the eyes and the enthusiasm are just the same as the first day she went to orchestra practice 6 years back. Other problems in her (teenage) life melt away and she gets back from her orchestra fully-recharged. The effect of PA and music are very evident in her school work, her social skills, her positive attitude to life etc. Now my son also is part of PA!
Please encourage PA and other Arts oriented volunteer organizations of exceptional class.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The sheer quality of music my children play. They have also reaped benefits by way of getting confidence in their abilities, building a great network of like minded musicians, having a purpose and belief in hard work
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help build a music facility so they can practice in a home of their own.
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
taught me much about music and built a valuable social network
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