ELM CONCERT December 18, 2016. Conducted by Martha Stoddard and Juan Felipe Molano returns as ELM's guest Artistic Director. December 18th at 12pm at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. Local Marin musicians join our ELM students to create a Canal Community Orchestra. Come meet the ELM musicians, faculty and staff. You won't want to miss this!
San Rafael-based program teaches Canal youth music, leadership skills
By Megan Hansen
When Donis Luarca's daughter joined the San Rafael-based Enriching Lives through Music program about seven years ago, he had no idea it would teach her to play a handful of different instruments and prepare her to attend an exclusive music and leadership conference next month.
ELM inspires youth to envision and achieve excellence in all facets of their lives through music education and performance.
ELM provides group and individual music education for youth in San Rafael's Canal neighborhood. All students start on the soprano recorder, chorus, and Orff mallet instruments through which they learn ear training, music theory, and music-reading skills. After students demonstrate basic music competence and commitment, they are offered opportunities to transition to other instruments. Students have multiple ensemble and performance opportunities. Family participation and community partnerships are key to ELM's success.
ELM envisions a center of musical excellence in which classical music and other music traditions are shared and celebrated.
Enriching Lives through Music | P.O. Box 1133, Larkspur, CA 94977-1133, U.S.A.