New Guitar class
April 13, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
With the new block schedule, more opportunities are available for students. A new opportunity for students second semester is the ability to learn guitar, at school, for free.
Wait no longer and join the new guitar club in Mr. Jim Taylor’s room. He is 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 with every five 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.
“Every kid should be able to play an individual instrument,” Taylor said. He mentioned that anyone and everyone can join, but the max holding in the class is 32 kids,so hurry and get signed up if you want to learn more about music and guitars.
The club starts in second semester and has four teacher advisers which have got their positions from past experience. All students at McNary, Ryan Cowan, who plays acoustic, Aarone Delgado, who plays electric guitar, Marissa Rogers, who plays ukulele and guitar, and Nicole Ecklund, who plays bass. Cowan and Rogers had some great things to say about this club and their background of how they got to be teacher advisers. Cowan went to help teach kids at an elementary school and has been playing the acoustic guitar for five years. He also knows and is willing to teach how to string and tune a guitar. Cowan’s ultimate goal is to help people so they can play an instrument by themselves and thinks everyone should be a part of the music community. He also hopes to make it a hobby one day.
Rogers said the main point of this club is to get kids involved and help the, in music. She also went with Cowan to the elementary school to help the kids and has been playing the ukulele and guitar for five years. She explained that being able to play an instrument by yourself, you can comprehend doing stuff by yourself. Rogers enjoys being able to work with people her age and this club is going to help her do that. Rogers 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 hear music for how it is.