After spending several days
at Woodlawn Community Center meeting all the members of Rhode Island Fiddle
Project, the teachers, the kids, and a few of the Center's staff, I am filled
to the brim with enthusiasm and inspiration to enter this same field of work!
Since September, I have been attending New England Conservatory as a Sistema Fellow, part of a post graduate program that is designed to teach us (there are 10 of us total) the ins and outs of developing non-profit programs that provide free after-school music education specifically in regions where it's lacking.
Because of my background in
folk music, I was especially drawn to Rachel's program and eager to see first
hand how she has been so successful in maintaining her members (with the intent
of growing the program to include the 35 students already on the waiting list),
and inspiring youth to love playing the fiddle...
Continue reading on the RI Fiddle Project's blog.
Sistema Fellow '13