I’m Mrs. Silva and I am the Orchestra Teacher at Knowlton Elementary School. In addition to teaching at Knowlton, I also teach at four other elementary schools, Farmington Jr. High, and Farmington High School. I have been playing the violin since I was in 6th Grade and I have been teaching both privately and in the public schools for almost 20 years.
In the Davis School District every elementary school has a 6th Grade Orchestra Program that is taught by a licensed and certified string teacher. This is a very unique opportunity for 6th Grade students to learn an instrument, gain life-long skills, and make new friends.
Music is one the best ways to help students receive a well-rounded education. The action of playing a musical instrument has the most powerful effect on the brain that no other activity can duplicate.
I hope you will take time to view a short clip of how playing an instrument effects the brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng
Please contact me if you have any questions. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or I can be reached by phone at Farmington Jr. High: 801-402-6900.