favorite nucleo thus far was La Serria. The students played at a high level, it was partially outside, the choir was singing three-part harmony a capella after
only one month, and the kids were so precious asking us when we were
going to return. They obviously were not used to seeing gringas like
myself, as they asked why I had blue eyes. We signed a guestbook and our very
own Rachel conducted the orchestra! I asked the choir teacher her secret. She said discipline, focus, and repetition, and the fact that she rehearses with each section separately and has a teacher initially singing with them. I've noticed this "drill and kill" approach at all the nucleos thus far and wonder if it can really be just that simple. I'm anxious to try.
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