They have very good teachers here, and they are patient and kind.
– Parent

My daughter didn’t want to practice at first. She’s in her third year of music lessons now and she is so moved to practice every night. She plays all the time.
– Parent

I get so excited near the end of each semester. When I hear her play at the concert, I’m always just amazed at how far she’s come and so quickly.
– Parent

I see music lessons as an important investment in my child’s life-time goals. Right now, it gives him something to be proud of and discipline for working hard.  And he will always have this skill as long as he keeps loving music and keeps playing music.
– Parent

The Barthelmes Conservatory has changed the lives of some 34 students at McKinley Elementary. They open a door to the hearts and minds of those students, which can never be shut… The students experienced great success in their performance. Proud parents were taking picture after picture of their child playing the violin or viola. …I could never adequately express my gratitude to the Conservatory for the beautiful gift they have given to my students.
– Sharon Hatfield, Music teacher at McKinley Elementary 2008

  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]