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Sharing Means Caring at Songcatchers

We continue celebrating National Volunteer Month by highlighting more of our wonderful Eliana, Vivien, and Julie!


Eliana is a junior at Scarsdale High School, and has been playing the flute for 7 years. She has volunteered at Songcatchers for 3 years, teaching in both our After-School Music and our Summer Instrumental Programs. Eliana says, "Volunteering at Songcatchers has allowed me to not only share my love of flute with others, but to also form meaningful and lasting friendships with each of my students as well as many fellow volunteers. Teaching flute at Songcatchers is about more than just teaching. It’s about building a community with some of the kindest, funniest, and sweetest people I know — a community that you know will always be there to cheer you up and make you laugh, as well as of course to serenade you with some of the most amazing music I’ve ever heard. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful times I’ve had volunteering at Songcatchers and would never trade a single one of those memories for the world!"

Thank you, Eliana, for your service to Songcatchers!


Vivien and Julie are sisters who attend Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School and are first-time volunteers at Songcatchers. Both girls teach piano, but play multiple instruments --Vivien, violin and Julie, cello. They have participated at the highest level in the NY State School Music Association (NYSSMA) program and have earned All-County honors.

Both girls have enjoyed teaching at Songcatchers. Viven says, "I enjoy being a part of Songcatchers because I get to interact with other students who share a passion of wanting to explore the realm of learning music." Julie adds, "Songcatchers has been a very fun and rewarding experience for me because of the kind-hearted community that cares about each other."

Welcome to the Songcatchers family, Vivien and Julie!

Listen below to Vivien perform Robert Schumann's "Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26" and Julie perform "Romance Op.24 No.9" by Jean Sibelius.



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