McNary's Guitar Class
January 27, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
Have you always wanted to play the guitar, but couldn’t? Wait no longer and join the new guitar club in Mr. Jim Taylor’s room. He’s in room number 40, also known as the choir room. One of the reasons that made this club successful was Paul Elliott, the owner of uptown music, he provided 13 guitars to McNary and every 5 guitars that get brought in to uptown music, they give one more to McNary. The guitars are also repaired and re-strung when they’re brought in. Mr.Taylor “every kid should be able to play an individual instrument.” He mentioned that anyone and everyone can join. But the max holding in this class is 32 kids so hurry and get signed up if you want to learn more about music and guitars. The club starts in 2nd semester February 1 and has 4 teacher advisers which have got their positions from past experience and those people are Ryan Cowan and he plays acoustic, Aarone Delgado plays electric guitar, Marissa Rogers plays ukulele/guitar, and Nicole Ecklund plays bass. Ryan Cowan and Marissa Rogers had some great things to say about this club and their background of how they got to be teacher advisers. Ryan went to help teach kids at a elementary school and has been playing the acoustic guitar for 5 years, he also knows and is willing to teach how to string and tune a guitar. Ryan’s ultimate goal is to help people so they can play an instrument by themselve and thinks everyone should be apart of the music community and hopes to make it a hobby one day. Marissa said the main point of this club is to get kids involved and help kids in music. She also went with Ryan to the elementary school to help the kids and has been playing the ukulele/guitar for 5 years also. She also explained that being able to play an instrument by yourself you can comprehend doing stuff by yourself. Marissa also enjoys being able to work with people her age and this club is gonna help her do that. Marissa also wishes to make being a musician a hobby one day too. Her main goal and the club’s goal is to be inspired and here music for how it is.