5.29.2011

it is true... LITTLE KIDS ROCK!

LITTLE KIDS ROCK
http://littlekidsrock.org/


there is a music program called LITTLE KIDS ROCK
this year DCPS John Eaton Elementary School in Northwest Washington DC was lucky enough to become part of this program

my two children are students at John Eaton Elementary School
this spring my older son Dean participated in this program

through the efforts of the John Eaton music teacher Mrs Walson John Eaton Elementary School was able to qualify for the Little Kids Rock program
this brought the funding and the instruments needed to start an optional after school program where the children could be introduced to guitar

this is a FREE Program... no cost to the school... no cost to the families
without this program... so many children would not be given this opportunity

last week for the last after school session of guitar there was a music performance for each of the guitar classes... I attended my
older son Dean's class to witness what the children had learned

John Eaton music teacher Mrs. Walson explained the Little Kids Rock teaching philosophy as well as the Little Kids Rock program as a whole
I had not realized how lucky John Eaton Elementary was to get a chance to participate in this program!

without the donations from the various supporters of this program this would not happen...
NO WAY A DC PUBLIC SCHOOL COULD AFFORD ALL OF THESE FENDER GUITARS!
as mentioned... if this were not a FREE program for the students... most of these children would have no exposure to playing guitar or any music what so ever!

the LITTLE KIDS ROCK guitar teaching style is interesting to me...
I am not a musician so it is an appreciation from an outsider
it seems like a subtle and slow introduction to music

giving each child a comfort level with playing music with others... singing while playing music... and creating your own music
learning the basic chords... becoming comfort with the guitar on the basic level

I liked this philosophy and felt like it made good sense

the kids followed the patient instruction from their music teacher
as a group they played simple one chord songs while each child got an opportunity to create their own guitar solo
everyone got a chance in the spot light
everyone got to jam with the group

I was not only proud of my son... but excited for the school and all of the activite participants
this program seems to be an excellent building block for young budding musicians
John Eaton Elementary school is lucky to have been selected to participate in this program
and
it is great how involved Mrs. Walson is with the program and its students

thanks Mrs. Walson... you show great patience in working with your class
the results are AWESOME!

LITTLE KIDS ROCK
and
MUSIC INSTRUCTORS ROCK!

Thanks Mrs. Walson!
and
Thanks to the LITTLE KIDS ROCK organization as a whole

http://littlekidsrock.org/how-it-works.html

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