AmeriCorps member spreads joy of music to students in Metolius

by Jared Paben

AmeriCorps member spreads joy of music to students in Metolius

Joseph B. helped teach two young music students songs that they then performed for their relatives over Skype.

Joseph is a third-year AmeriCorps member serving in Metolius through the Rural Outreach AmeriCorps project at Ethos Music Center. The project brings music instruction to small, isolated rural areas that wouldn't otherwise have the resources to provide music classes.

He described a story told to him by a proud parent:

Two students, a 2nd and a 4th grader, performed songs they were learning in Mr. Baumann’s music class to their aunt and uncle over Skype. The 4th grader performed “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” which happened to be the uncle’s favorite song. The 2nd grader also performed the “Cup Song” and coinciding game and then proceeded to teach the game to her cousins over Skype. In a later Skype conversation, the cousins performed the song and game back to the 2nd grader after rehearsing it several times.

Posted on May 19, 2014 in AmeriCorps.