At the Crowden School, music changes everything. Grades four through eight receive a distinguished academic education with chamber music at its core. Small class sizes allow our students to thrive as individuals and to gain confidence in their own voices. In ensembles, students learn skills such as focused listening, dedicated practice and perseverance, constructive incorporation of teacher feedback, and an empathetic group dynamic. All of this transfers into the academic classroom. The joy in playing music fuels their passion to create, explore, discuss, brainstorm, act, and grow into themselves at this important juncture in their young lives.