Jane Acierno’s In School Service Reflection

Me Playing the FluteOn December 10th, 2015, I volunteered with Music for the Ages, a school-based group that aims to bring music to communities that may not otherwise have access to live classical music. We volunteered at the LSA Family Health Service in Harlem. We played holiday-themed music like Jingle Bells and Sleigh Ride, as well as our repertoire for the Chamber Music Winter Concert. In the beginning the children seemed bored, but by the end they were singing along to the holiday music. They really liked when we played America from West Side Story. Afterward we had a small reception with the children where we got to talk to the kids about music. The children seemed to grow to like listening to the music, and hopefully we inspired them to continue playing music, or pick up an instrument.

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