Phoebe Dong Honored by Marin Symphony

By Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer On October 3, 2015, at a live performance of symphonic Beatles Tribute “Classical Mystery Tour,” Orchestra teacher Phoebe Dong was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Marin Symphony. Over 4,000 concert-goers, including …

The Value of Dance Education

by Ipek Serifsoy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It was one of the most potent 30 minutes I’ve ever witnessed. When I walked into the room at Old Mill School, I expected to see a ‘typical’ Kindergarten dance class. Instead what occurred, …

Cellist Zuill Bailey Visits Music Students

by Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It was an excerpt from a Saint Saens concerto that premiere cellist Zuill Bailey played for the members of Mill Valley Middle School’s orchestra and band students on an otherwise humdrum Monday morning in …

Music Technology at the Middle School

by Ipek Serifsoy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer   You may have heard the hype about the popular new Music Technology elective course at MVMS this year — a class that has garnered full enrollment of 80+ kids despite being offered for …