The participants in the next story won’t be carrying 2 knapsacks but they will have instruments. Learning to play music can be a very costly venture. However, James Sanker of Belize Music Agency is holding a free six-month musical training for children. Love News spoke with Sanker about the initiative
James Sanker, Belize Music Agency: “It’s call the Southside music program. The aim of it is to engage youths from the Southside in learning music. I taught summer would have been too short to get the results I would have liked and so it’s a six month program, it’s free and I have four music classes each week, guitar on Monday on Tuesday we have keyboard, on Wednesday we have vocals and drumming on Friday, we will be teaching Kriol drums and acoustic drum sets. Right now we have enrolled in the class we were aiming at having ten students per class we have a little bit more than that but with some other assistance I think I might be able to take on more people in the course so if you would still like to bring your kid starting from 12-18 to come there is still room that we will be able to accept people.”
Interested persons can call 632-3224 or 205-6294 for more information. Sanker said that the children will participate in a musical performance at the end of the training.