The LTMS program is unique as students have the opportunity to take an additional daily string class in which they receive semi-private instruction.
Overall goals for the students include - developing a strong sense of rhythm via sight-reading and bow-use exercises, enhancing intonation (making finger patterns accurate and automatic, ear training, singing etc.), and increasing musical independence/team-work skills (students are self-directed and able to perform without a conductor).
Wendy Yates has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music and is a Rotary Scholar with over twenty years of experience in music teaching and performing. She has lived in France and Italy and speaks French and Italian fluently.
Dr. Yates currently serves as the orchestra director for LTMS.