Music changes people’s lives. For some it is an expressive outlet. For others it is a way to stay focused on the everyday. It develops the brain and complements other pursuits. It creates a way for community to gather and share at concerts and shows, family events, and community gatherings. This creates a positive artistic synergy which not only enhances students’ musical skills, but makes for a nurturing experience for all.
Music is the quintessential vehicle for modern philosophy, a poetic gateway into our most deepest existential truths and sincerest beliefs. Add to it the visual treat of superb art direction, and you’ve got a powerhouse of cerebral-creative indulgence.
Using more than three huge suitcases filled with donated instruments– ukeleles, guitars, melodicas, horn instruments, recorders and drums– alongside homemade percussion instruments, our students will learn the foundations of rhythm, beat, flow and connection as taught by Haitian Musician Gueldy René. As a special treat, students will also participate in a two week Rhythm and Recycling Workshop, a sound-costume and movement project using recycled material, by artist Rachel Znerold, so their very existence in the world can be musical. The music class will continue to be taught throughout the year by Gueldy René, and the students will continue to improve their musical skills during music class each Saturday.
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Visual Media Credit: Felipe Jacome