On Thursday afternoon, many musical instruments, their teachers and a host of excited children arrived at Kings. Organised by Helen Mennie, Music Literacy Africa aims to provide music lessons to learners from rural schools that have never had the opportunity to learn an instrument. This was a day for the children to try out the instruments and then choose those that they wished to continue studying. Interested King’s children were invited to participate and had been eagerly looking forwards to the event.
Drumming was a popular choice and we have been generously donated a set of marching drums by the Jacobson family. There were trombones and trumpets, violins and guitars, saxophones and flutes and the sweet, pure harmony of voices singing true.
Weekly lessons will continue and the more experienced students will perform in a jazz concert at King’s on the 1st of June at 12:00.