From Our Editors
The stereotype associated with music lessons is that you have to learn how to play classical music, something not everyone likes. Visalia Music School tries to make its lessons accessible to everyone by pairing students with instructors and other student musicians who like the same genres, whether rock, country, or pop.
Having students play alongside other musicians is the main goal of the music school. Though beginners start off playing by themselves, Visalia Music School's goal is to have everyone play in a band and start performing by the eighth hour of class. There are bands full of young musicians, as well as bands for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers. These bands appear at various community events, including music festivals and June parades celebrating National Accordion Awareness Month.