Opportunity means to be offered the financial means to pursue a goal. It also means having the support of a student’s surrounding individuals. These individuals include teachers, mentors and friends, and especially the family.
No amount of resources can replace a supportive family environment. This is the reason for OMP’s emphasis on parental involvement. Practicing with your child, attending lessons and concerts, motivating, and simply sharing the joy of music, can help your young musician succeed in music and countless other aspects of their lives.
- Students receive weekly private lessons on violin, viola, cello, or double bass
- Students are selected based on an interview with parents.
- Age limit is flexible but the traditional beginning age group is usually between 5-8 year olds
- Regular “service concert” opportunities for students
- Students and their families are given access to free concerts around New York City
- Parents have access to an education series led by professional musicians, and other invited guests.
- The program is most beneficial when parents practice with their child, and attend all lessons and concerts.
- Students must practice regularly and exhibit a strong desire to learn music to maintain their place in the program.
- Meetings will be held with participants to ascertain if the program is a positive experience.