Homer Youth String Orchestra Club
Fall Session begins August 31!
Our new Strings Program Director
Dr. Benjamin Wu
To foster the orchestral arts for Homer area Youth
Message from our graduating Senior
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club is a family of like-minded musicians, parents, and teachers coming together to create music. As a senior, I look back on my years with HYSOC and everything I learned can be summed up in a single sentence: there is always more to learn. I will never know everything, and some of the most valuable lessons can come from the youngest learners.
On a teaching note, Lisa Schallock and Daniel Perry helped me grow and challenge myself as a musician. Under their instruction, I learned when to lead, and when to follow. That little girl who struggled to play three notes correctly grew into a confident young musician. Lisa’s teaching laid the foundation, and Daniel taught me to connect with my fellow musicians. I cannot say enough good about these instructors. They genuinely care about each of their students. I will be forever indebted to them for their contributions to my musical journey.
As I open a new chapter of life, I look back on those memories with fondness: fun times with fellow students, the hours learning new concepts, and the thrill of making music together. I hope the next generation of students can enjoy the same wonderful experiences I did. No matter where life takes me, my time with HYSOC will aways hold a special place in my heart.