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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Helping Schools Through Volunteering

I appreciate the guest post, Lindsay Valdez

As a piano teacher in my spare time, it pained me to hear that my kid's school was cutting the music program. I went to the principal to see if anything could be done. It turns out that they were hoping to rally up volunteers to get some kind of after school program. Obviously, I was more than happy to help, but I had to clear it up with my teenage because I wasn't sure how she would react to having me attending her school.

This wasn't my 1st time volunteering at my kid's school. I also have helped them at fundraisers, chaperoned dances and I'd attended some field trips, but like I said, this would be my 1st real time commitment. Once I got the okay from her, I called the principal and let him know I would be available to help. The next Monday after setting up the ADT security alarm, I headed off for my first day working with the musicians in the music club. It's mostly about keeping the students focused on the music and helping them read higher levels of sheet music. I love being able to hear the original works of these young musicians and help mold the sound that they are trying to develop. It's usually a weekly 1 to 2 hour commitment that's well worth the time.

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7 comments:

ladyviral said...

I want to be the ne playing the music :p

Icy BC said...

I volunteered to help out in my son's class too, and it was a wonderful feeling. Music is one of my favorite!

Melissa said...

Tes you are very kind. So many schools here in FL have lost their music programs, as well as art programs. Here where we live the public school has a small music program, but the student's parents pay for and do everything, or there would not be one.

Ruthi said...

If only I really got the time... I am interested in volunteering. It's a noble thing to do.

betchai said...

parents volunteering at school are always a great help.

Cher said...

definite well worth the time!

Self Sagacity said...

speaking of which, I did my share yesterday, it is so time consuming but so worth it!

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