MUSIC INSTRUMENTS TRAINING AT KINONI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (CDC) UG:220
Kinoni CDC is one of the compassion centers in Mbarara where children are supported by Compassion international. Children are supported in very many fields such as education, medical care and other basic needs like food, clothing etc…Other skills are taught to children to live by in future such as weaving, tailoring, music, and farming.
Living Music Foundation partners with Kinoni CDC to extend performing music skills to their children. It was important for the center to buy some of the instruments to help the children learn as well as practice after the lessons . The instruments available are keyboard, guitars, drums and brass band instruments (trumpets, trombone, tuba etc…)
The project director and the management of Kinoni CDC wrote to Living Music Foundation to share the transformative performing music skills with the children by carrying out a one month everyday music instrument lessons.
LMF TEAM FOR THIS PROJECT
Our team arrived at the center and carried more guitars from the LMF office to support the ones at the center.
On the first day, the team inspected the available instruments and helped in cleaning them while generally teaching the children on how to keep and maintain clean instruments.
The next day students were given opportunities to choose the instruments of their choice and were subjected to tests to establish who will remain in a particular class for the next month. In every class, instruments were shared. For example, in the drum class, chairs were used to learn the beats and snare skills.
- The children were very good and disciplined. Therefore, it was easy and fun teaching them. There were no cases of indiscipline sited.
- The time and resources were very small to cover well and exhaust the details of every lesson. There in case of an opportunity, the children should be given chances to train more and practice to apply what they have learnt.
- As we are aware that not all children can grab things at the same level, some of the children need to be given more time to practice and perhaps needed more time to learn. However, they can be good with time and practice.
- We recommend that the project sets up opportunities like praise and worship moments and allow the children try out their skills. In addition, please be patient with the small mistakes they are still doing.
We are always very grateful at Living Music Foundation whenever we are given an opportunity to share our performing music skills with children. Sharing performing music skills is our Joy and we hope the skills shared, will one day help to transform lives of these children.
THE KEYBOARD/PIANO CLASS FINALISTS
THE DRUM CLASS FINALISTS
THE GUITAR CLASS FINALISTS