Made possible by a collaboration with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Preludes provides violin instruction and the use of a real violin at no cost to students in kindergarten and first grade during the school day at Paul Banks Elementary. An optional after school program is offered to second graders.
Initiated in the Fall of 2016, Preludes is inspired by El Sistema and Juneau, Alaska Music Matters (JAMM). El Sistema is a musical program that began in the poor barrios of Venezuela before spreading worldwide. JAMM offers tuition-free school-based programs that use the power of music and the social experience of ensemble to help youth reach their fullest potential.