Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Julia Berenshtein
As a 1993 participant of American-Russian Youth Orchestra, over 20 years violinist in the Tri-State area and more than 25 years of teaching experience I have been fortunate to be a part of an amazing musical community at New Milford.
I am very excited to begin a new music journey every year.
Playing an instrument is NOT EASY!!! It takes a tremendous amount of brain power, dedication, and time to be successful, but the rewards are numerous. Through music we develop skills in leadership, cooperation, and teamwork. Young musicians use higher level thinking skills to read notation, Italian terminology, transfer notes to fingerings, read abbreviations and symbols, decipher rhythms and count internally, match and adjust pitch with their neighbor, watch the conductor, etc.... ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!
Performing helps build self-esteem, confidence and pride of accomplishment. In countless educational studies it has been found that playing an instrument reinforces math and reading skills, enhances fine and gross motor coordination, encourages critical thinking and is a contributing factor in higher SAT scores.