It is well documented by research that playing musical instruments benefits a child's brain development as well school performance. Classical music also stimulates children's imagination and creativity tremendously. I focus not only on teaching students how to play their instrument, but also the understanding and appreciation of the art form. In addition, I put emphasis on helping them develop qualities and abilities that will help them succeed in life regardless of career path. Finally, I want to be a friend and mentor to all my students, and to help every one of them achieve their full potential.