The Arlington school district’s musical instrument repair course is hitting all the right notes.
Arlington partnered with Music & Arts, an orchestra and band instrument retailer, to create a new program where students can learn how to repair musical instruments.
This program, offered at Bowie High School, is a two-year course which would help the participating students earn their instrument repair technician certification. The course is open to juniors and seniors.
“It’s a job that’s fairly sought after, but it’s not taught everywhere. It’s almost like an art form,” Vincent Chiappone, Music & Arts’ Texas sales director, told the Star-Telegram.
Giving students an avenue for a career in something hands-on yet secure — digital technology isn’t sophisticated enough yet to handle instrument repair — is a sweet symphony indeed.