The William Bridge students have astounded me with their multi-talents. For our Water is Life project, they have had to:
WRITE POETRY (Here I am reading their work aloud to the class)
PLAY INSTRUMENTS (This is them playing the thunder sheets)
EVEN DRAW (inspired by Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)
But my favorite skill they have learned is to LISTEN
Each session has begun with a short deep listening exercise (or a masked way of saying “meditation”), to center the students, attune them to the sounds in their surrounding environment, and ready them to be good musical collaborators. And boy, has it worked!