July 1, 2020

Sylvia Allen is the founder of a nonprofit organization called Sylvia’s Children that supports the Mbirizi School in Uganda, a country where more than half the population is in poverty. Through her organization, she has helped many children get access to an education,...

June 14, 2020

All in-person music rehearsals may have come to a halt during the coronavirus lockdown, but Positive Notes video chat tutoring lessons are still available for all SIC students. Currently we have lessons available for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, flu...

April 3, 2020

We are living in uncertain times. Because of COVID-19, many people are in shelter-in-place indefinitely. Our circumstances change each day, and it is difficult to predict what may happen. In times like these, music truly becomes a bonding force. We are united by the pr...

Dear Positive Notes community members,

Greetings from Positive Notes of YOBC! We hope that you have enjoyed the start of 2020 and that the year has been filled with music for you so far.

We are excited to tell you about a wonderful opportunity to share the gift and joy o...

February 17, 2020

Most music students will have to complete some sort of an audition throughout their musical careers, whether it be for college, and honors ensemble, or just an in-school seating audition. The thought of an audition can give someone a lot of anxiety, often because they...

December 31, 2019

To many kids my age, life revolves around pop culture, but in many different formats. Whether it’s the new Star Wars movie that has you hooked on Baby Yoda memes or playing Fortnite with friends, it impacts everyone in a different way. For me, it’s a wide variety of mu...

December 20, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and the holidays are filled with music! Since I’ve been hearing lots of music (albeit, Christmas music) all month, I’ve decided to reflect on a few reasons why music is important to me.

Passion and Balance

Even though I am primarily interes...

Recently I got the chance to talk with music student Zachary Miller and learn why he loves playing music. Read my interview with him to find out more!

Q: Where do you go to school?

A: I go to Council Rock High School South. 

Q: What instrument(s) do you play?

A: I play Cla...

August 5, 2019

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Antigua, Guatemala to work at a nonprofit organization called Sueños. Sueños is an after-school program for disadvantaged children started by a Philadelphian, Katie Korsyn. The mission of Sueños is to combat drop-out rates...

June 16, 2019

Happy summer! Summer means no school, spending time with friends, beach days, and of course, spending a lot of time on the couch doing nothing. However, while there’s nothing wrong with relaxing a little after a tiring school year, it's always good to get in some extra...

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