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NVMS is a great asset to community

| February 22, 2023 1:00 AM

There is an anonymous saying, “Music is what emotions sound like”. That is so true as we experience the joy of music to soothe our moods, enhance our relaxation, and often set the tone for our social interactions as it feeds our souls. Music education is proven to enhance the academic success of students, especially related to math and comprehension skills. Students who engage in music education develop an increased ability to concentrate which is reflected in persistence, the single most important attribute to success in school and life.

NVMS has been offering lessons to area students for 25 years in the 100-year-old house on Spokane Avenue. With over 300 students per week and an overflow in the current 8 studios, the staff, board, ambassadors, and capital campaign committee are eager to start building the new facility on the Smith Field complex.

As one of the oldest music students at NVMS and board member, I really appreciate the quality of instructors as well as the variety of opportunities for diverse music lessons.

We urge the community to get on board with this latest addition to our community assets that have been so generously supported by the people in the area. We have currently raised over $4.2 million towards our goal of $6.5 million, which will include an endowment fund to insure the school continues to offer music education well into the future.

Check out the new school plans at www.nvms.me. Thank you!

Terry Nelson, Whitefish

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