We are dedicated to bringing about a sense of community through music.
SCHOOL TOURS AND PRESENTATIONS
We offer fun and educational tours of the violin shop. Students will enjoy a slide show of bow-making, hands-on tasks for the students, a presentation on how to care for stringed instruments, and learn how to describe and talk about tone. This makes a great field-trip!
We also offer to come to your location to give a presentation to students (and parents) on the proper treatment and care of their stringed instruments and bows to help extend the lifetime of their instruments.
If you are interested in a tour, or if you’d like to have us visit your school, please contact us.
2018 – POKER NIGHT FUNDRAISER
We held a poker tournament where the winner got bragging rights and their choice of which organization would get the winnings. Settlement Music, Musicopia and The Primavera Fund were represented — three great organizations dedicated to providing instruments and instruction to a diverse community of young players.
Two people tied to win: Tom Angell and Zack Addison. Tom chose Settlement Music School for his donation of his winnings, and Zack chose The Primavera Fund. Both organizations will receive $400 each! Thank you one and all who came to support youth and music in Philadelphia!
2017 – MOUNT AIRY VIOLINS & BOWS TO DONATE 5% OF HOLIDAY SALES TO LIVECONNECTIONS!
LiveConnections brings musicians in to underfunded Philadelphia schools for workshops and concerts. They approach live music as an essential social and educational experience that helps create engaged and well-rounded global citizens.
Together we hope to make a difference by helping to create a more musical world.
For more info, www.LiveConnections.org
PUBLIC SCHOOL OUTREACH
Realizing the great need for proper care for instruments in our public schools, we’ve reached out to Masterman School. Our staff spent the morning at Masterman doing triage: replacing strings, righting bridges and un-sticking pegs. We help out Creative And Performing Arts High School by rehairing their way overdue stock of bows, for near cost.