"Practice does not make perfect; practice makes improvement. You were perfect when you walked through the door; I love you just the way you are, and I wouldn't change one thing about you."
- Richard Cuff, Executive Director
Members of the J.H. Walker String Ensemble practice The Star Spangled Banner at All About Kids VPK Music Academy with the assistance of Andy Bruck, Music Director.
The J.H. Walker String Ensemble
This is the only VPK orchestra program in the State of Florida. In March 2011 we opened our music school – All About Kids VPK Music Academy – and partnered with League of Florida Orchestras, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that develops early childhood music initiatives throughout the State of Florida to create the Guiding Success Program here in Duval County.
Guiding Success is an early childhood music initiative that encourages literacy through entrepreneurship and the arts and guides children along a pathway of success from early childhood to adulthood. The J.H. Walker String Ensemble was named in honor of Joann Hamilton Walker, owner of All About Kids, Inc., in recognition of her kind and generous corporate contribution and support over the years.
In the Media
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- CBS 47 report Erica Bennett introduces our Guiding Angels Initiative.Action News Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The children of the J.H. Walker String Ensemble joined us in the studio to show off their talents and talk with us about the Jacksonville Little Angels Campaign.
Art Talk: Guiding Success with Richard Cuff
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