WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Philharmonic is taking over music education programs at a public charter school in Washington to provide intensive instruction in violin, piano and other instruments.

The orchestra based at Strathmore arts center in Bethesda, Md., announced Tuesday that it is partnering with the William E. Doar Public Charter School for the Performing Arts. It will provide music education for all students in kindergarten through eighth-grade.

The program will include daily violin instruction for students in kindergarten through second-grade. Children in third-grade through fifth-grade will study music daily in a new piano lab. They will also receive vocal training and lessons on instruments of their choice.

Students in sixth-grade through eighth-grade who choose a music concentration will spend two hours daily on individual projects.

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