Published in Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Media
March 7, 2013
|DEB FALING, LEFT, LIZ YOUKER, AND RACHEL BOOMSMA FOR KIDS IN TUNe (PHoTo by erik holladay, erikholladay.com)|
A kid who would give up recess to make time for another lesson? Never happen.
This is the El Sistema philosophy: through passion and support, nurturing and joy, given a chance to know music intimately and personally, a child will learn life skills through the learning of music skills. As the orchestra of tiny musicians soars into another go at Beethoven, however squeaky it might be at moments, it appears that change is well under way at Woods Lake Elementary.