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SMK Violin Classes- 2015

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 8:25 AM

For over 2 years, SMK has had the unique opportunity to offer Violin lessons to students. Violin is not a typical instrument learned here in Uganda, so these classes really set SMK apart from other area schools. These weekly classes have been a joint funding effort of American-based, Strings for Uganda, and Ugandan-based, Kampala Music School. Both have been exceptional partners and supporters of this program.

 

During the 2015 school year, there were 17 students in Primary 5 and Primary 6 who gave their time and hard work to learn this complex instrument. Teacher Samuel, a proficient violin player and music teacher from Kampala Music School, came faithfully every week to strengthen, encourage, and motivate students to progress their talents in violin. With Teacher Samuel’s influence and diligence, this past year violin students have displayed growth in violin handling and caretaking, note reading and playing from assigned sheet music, and performance etiquette.

 

On the very last day of violin classes, a small concert was hosted for the student body of SMK. It proved to be an excellent showcase of talents, as well as a great recruitment tool for next year’s classes. Students from each of the 3 violin classes performed splendidly and confidently.

 

These classes will take a break for the long holiday. They will resume again in February. Special thanks to teaching staff at SMK Primary School, Stings for Uganda supporters, Nick & Lindsey, Kampala Music School and funders, Fred & Noreen, and of course, our talented Teacher Samuel. With the collective support of everyone, these violin students are making beautiful music!

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2015 SMK Violin Group (with Teacher Samuel)

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SMK Beginning Violin Class performing at End of Year Concert.

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SMK Primary 5 Violin Class

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SMK Primary 6 Violin Class (with Teacher Samuel)

 

 

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