Learning, Creating, Performing
Q the Music is a daily after-school string orchestra program that supports the musical, academic and social growth of at-promise youth in the Dayton community. Located at Ruskin Elementary, students in grades 3 through 6 receive academic tutoring; take group lessons in violin, viola and cello; and participate in string orchestra rehearsals.
More Than Notes—The Benefits of Music Education
Brain development for language, reasoning and spatial awareness
Focus, concentration and attention
Q the Music students averaged a 91% passing rate on the state reading test.
Discipline, teamwork, responsibility and integrity
Respect, empathy and caring for others
Q the Music kids demonstrate the Core Values of the project:
Respect – Responsibility – Teamwork
New worlds of sound, beauty and joy
Poise, self-confidence and a sense of belonging
Q the Music kids present regular concerts throughout the year in their school and in the community.
How You Can Help
Volunteer once a week as a mentor or classroom assistant.
Provide an instrument donation.
Make a financial donation for program support.
Attend concerts and support our work among family and friends.
To learn more, follow our activities on Facebook at Dayton Philharmonic Q the Music.