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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.