Music teachers, leaders and performers gave elementary school students an introduction to music during a conference-style fair last week.
Choose Music was held at Trout Creek Elementary School last Tuesday and at Giant’s Head Elementary School on Friday.
“I want to encourage children and their parents to choose a balance of activities for extracurricular life — and to include music,” said Linnea Good, a professional musician and organizer of the fair. “I want them to know how amazing music is for the body, mind and soul. And I want them to know what the music options are for Summerlanders.”
She said musical instruction is enriching and can help people in other areas of study.
“Music will make you happy for the rest of your life,” she added.
Throughout the morning fairs, students participated in three-hour work stations led by music teachers, leaders and performers.
The 17 workshops included three forms of drumming, three forms of dance and three forms of guitar.
Good said the response from students and staff at both schools was positive.
She added that she would like to have the music fair return next year.