Instrumental to the arts: Nashua Community Music School's Family Music Fest
Wood, who teaches piano at the school, headed up a team of artists manning a face-painting tent while other volunteers served platters of barbecued food to a crowd that watched as students and friends of the school performed on the stage at Greeley Park.
“When you learn to play piano, you learn more about rhythm and different aspects of music,” she said. “You become a more well-rounded musician.”
Today, the school has a home of its own in the Millyard with 12 rooms for classes and a performance space that seats 50. And Hinkle said the faculty is a deep pool of musical talent.
In addition to an African drumming group, the school now has a ukulele ensemble and Trash Talk, a percussion group that coaxes rhythms from recycled objects.
“We try our best to work with all kids and adults,” she said, adding if the school can’t provide the type of instruction a student needs, she’ll try to find someplace that can.
The school is encouraging a new generation of jazz musicians with an ensemble for high school kids that is geared toward improvisation and experimentation.
“At a time, when music and arts are being cut from public schools, it’s important for kids to still be able to get those experiences and opportunities to express themselves,” she said.
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