Studying music at GreenSpring is an exciting, enriching and rewarding experience. Students benefit from an outstanding faculty, a supportive environment and a classically-based music education.
Offering private and group instruction, ensembles, summer music programs, master classes, performances, outreach opportunities, and workshops, GreenSpring welcomes all students, from the complete novice to the professional.
Partnering with eleven local K-12 public and private schools and youth-centered service organizations, GreenSpring supports the community, specifically youth with the greatest need, by providing in-school and after-school music programs that incorporate performances by our students and professional musicians. GreenSpring also offers concerts in diverse settings with a special focus on performances for those in our community with limited access to the arts.
With two convenient locations in Richmond and multiple partner organizations, GreenSpring serves music students in the Richmond, Virginia metro area and in Frederick, Maryland.
Heightened focus, imagination, self-discipline, confidence and perseverance are all valuable skills gained through learning music. Research shows that music education can enhance academic performance, while also boosting self-esteem, creative thinking, self-awareness and problem-solving skills.
Being part of a musical ensemble has the added benefits of better listening and communication skills, more effective teamwork and interaction, and developing leadership abilities.
Learning to perform benefits students far beyond the realm of music, inspiring confidence and poise in front of others, be it a Carnegie Hall audience, a classroom, or a board room. All GreenSpring programs perform in local, regional, national and international venues.
Not only does GreenSpring enhance personal growth and development, but it strongly supports building a sense of community and the importance of giving back. Students have opportunities to participate in outreach programs from Sound Experiences to Harp Therapy to Harping in Hospitals. GreenSpring also offers concerts in diverse settings with a special focus on performances for those in our community with limited access to the arts.
Best of all, a lifelong love of music often inspires great joy and a deep appreciation for the arts.