Anna Zhu Post 1

Program: North Park Neighborhood
Impact statement: My project was to teach the younger generation about music and spark their interest in learning a musical instrument. I served the North Park Neighborhood, particularly my neighbors and hope to work with kids at Peterson Elementary School.
Reflection: During the past semester, I worked with some students from Peterson Elementary in the 3rd and 4th grade. Peterson Elementary is a school down the street from Northside College Prep. They have two music programs: band classes for grades 5th and up, and chorus classes for grades 3rd and 4th. However, they do not have an orchestral program, so I thought it would be nice to teach some students violin. The students I worked with were siblings, a 3rd grader and a 4th grade. Along with my younger sister’s help, I taught them violin and how to read music. Although it was difficult to teach at first, I definitely learned how fulfilling it felt to pass my knowledge to the next generation and to watch the girls grow from knowing nothing about music, to being able to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Lightly Row.” It was truly an enriching and humbling experience, and I definitely will continue this service project in the future.

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