All students (1st Grade and above) are taught the art of playing violin or cello.
Throughout the year, some students are elected for extra lessons and for the opportunity to play in the ensemble in performances.
All proceeds go to the purchasing of instruments for St. Matthew's School. The expense of rentals and repairs have been supplied by our selfless teachers, Jessica and Leo Chen, and through generous donors--like you! Use this link to make a contribution, and to impact this symphonic program.
Click on the movie link below to see and witness a previous performance. More to come!
Love & Memory
For the past few years, Mrs. Jessica Chen and her husband, Leo, have been teach at St. Matthew's Catholic School. Jessica recently lost her battle with cancer. Prior to her passing, Jessica spoke of her wish to keep our Strings Program at St. Matthew's active and growing. So, Leo intends to continue the Strings Program at St. Matthew's. We are extremely grateful that Jessica will continue to be present in our lives through her love of music. What was especially striking was her grace in adversity and commitment to our children.
This Wednesday, July 26th, 7:00PM at St. Matthew's Parish, a concert will be presented to you by Wai Mizutani & Friends. Please join us in celebrating Jessica's life and continuing her mission that sparked the love and appreciation of music. Accepted donations will go towards instrument repair and support of our musicians.