Sixteen students from the Pascale Music Institute, ages 7 to 12, swept top honors at the DBPAC (Diamond Bar Performance Arts Competition) held on July 19 in Diamond Bar, California. The students performed in quintets, quartets and solo, on violin, viola, cello and bass.

Winning performances of the groups can be heard online: Pascale Method Quartet (made up of 1st graders) and

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“Mom, can I practice Puh-LEEEEZE!”
How often do you hear that from your child? I never heard it from my older daughter, a sophmore at Juilliard; nor from my adult son, a jazz musician. But recently, I’ve been hearing it from my 10-year-old daughter Jenna, a cellist – ever since we launched our practice club.