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Presto! at LEPAS

Robert Dixon, instructor
2014-15 Season

Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School is the first JCPS elementary performing arts concept school of its kind. Lincoln emphasizes a strong academic program in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Each of the core academic areas is integrated with drama, music, and dance.

 

Community partnerships with leading arts groups provide experiences and instruction that a child can’t get anywhere else. The result is a rich, engaging, and powerful instructional program that provides a teaching and learning environment unlike any other. Working with staff of The LYO is right in sync with the school's vision.

 

When the program began 2012, both the LYO and LEPAS were hoping for enthusiastic participation. The program has proven to be a tremendous success.

 

This year there are two classes with one meeting on Tuesdays and the other meeting on Thursdays.  Members of the LYO assist Mr. Dixon in providing personalized instruction.

"The Louisville Youth Orchestra has been and continues to be a wonderful partner of Lincoln Performing Arts School. They offer after school string classes to our students free of charge. Currently over 80% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. That reality would prevent many of our students from participating in a string program. LPAS is a school that is committed to the arts for every student, every day. We are so grateful that the Louisville Youth Orchestra can help us extend the arts day for these students."

---Debbie Shannon            
Arts Magnet Coordinator

 

"The Presto Strings program is more than music - it instills hope in the hearts of every child lucky enough to participate. These kids are developing a vision for life they could never have imagined on their own. Imagine what a difference we could make if we put a violin or cello in the hands of every child!"

--- Barbara Sexton Smith                

Chief Liaison                               

Compassionate Schools Project

The 2016-2017 Presto! classes are sponsored in part through a generous gift from Mr. William Carroll through the Barbara Sexton Smith Education Fund at the Fund for the Arts.

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A great learning experience when students teach their parents.

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Tuesday

 

VIOLIN

Alyssa

De'Antay

Emerson

Emma

Emmaline

Jenna

Keegan

Navalla

Nora

Sasha

Teagan

Victoria

 

VIOLA

Ava

Finn

Harriet

Jada

Regan

William

 

CELLO

Lincoln

Patrick

 
BASS

Rory

Wren

 

Thursday

 

VIOLIN

Destyn 

Eva

Jamauri

Joselyn

Olivia

 

VIOLA

Aidan

Elizabeth

Makayla

 

CELLO

Abbigail

Anne Margaret

Kathleen

Lillienne

Lily

Tristan

Yasmine

 

BASS

Beckett

 

 

 

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Mr, Dixon provides friendly, individual attention to all musicians.

 

 

 

prestp-assistant1.pngAssistants from the LYO Peer Mentor Program support the Presto! musicians. Jen Quan worked with the violas and violins on Tuesday. 

 

 

All photos were taken at rehearsals on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and Thursday, October 13, 2016.
 


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