Music courses for youth offered-A A +A
Thursday, February 7, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Sangguniang Kabataan Federation (SKF) president Brenden Kim Quintos got the nod of Mayor Greg Abalos on the conduct of music classes for the municipality.
“Nag start na yung first batch, 20 sila, ongoing ang registration (The first batch started already, they were 20, the registration is ongoing),” Abalos said.
Quintos said six courses will be offered to participants, namely: bass, drums, voice, keyboard, guitar, composing and arranging with courses lasting for 10 hours and 45 minutes.
Quintos said interested participants can contact their SK chairmen in their respective barangays.
“Classes are held every Saturday at grove music school in Balili,” said the SKF president.
Ideally, there will be at least five participants from each of the 16 barangays and all the child representatives of each area, aiming to reach 100 participants.
Quintos, in his proposal, said, “Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks. A little anxiety is a good thing, and something that will occur often in life. Dealing with it early and often makes it less of a problem later. Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential. Music contributes to mental health and can help prevent risky behavior such as teenage drug abuse.”
The music lesson will start from February to March 2013.
Aside from keeping the youth off the streets and vices, Quintos said the project aims to “focus on ‘doing,’ as opposed to observing, and teaches students how to perform, literally, anywhere in the world.”
The project is under the mayor’s office with the SK as implementers.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 08, 2013.