January 31, 2011
My family has been with Philharmonic Association for the past seven years. Our teenage daughter recently remarked to us "Thank you for making me stick with violin all these years; it now defines who I am and I am glad to be a musician." Clearly, the PA played a great part in helping her grow, by challenging her and giving her an opportunity to be part of something big. What used to be a reason to get together with other children is now an opportunity to play great classical music and to feel good about her abilities. The musical skills that she has acquired with PA, and the ability to collaborate in making music, will stay with her for the rest of her life -- a true gift for any child.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing a shy (lonely) child turn into a confident musician.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make it financially self-sufficient.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you tell others about this organization?
MY ROLE:Board Member & Satisfied, proud parent + willing volunteer + most recently a (hopefully, humble) Board member.