Next year I know I will miss the comforting feeling I receive when I walk into her classroom. It was an absolute honor to learn and work with Mrs. Perkins. No words can express how grateful I am for all of her hard work and effort. A good teacher is one that helps students to understand difficult concepts, but Mrs. Perkins is a great educator that not only motivates teenagers, but sincerely cares for and helps each of her students. Because of her, I am now able to thoroughly enjoy and understand music.
My favorite performers in the production were the church ladies, Shug Avery, and Sofia. The church ladies to me were the most entertaining part of the show. They gave the show life and a little laughter, they kept the audience interested. The church ladies harmonize very well it was almost like they were meant to sing together. Another performer that I enjoyed was Shug Avery, her acting and her musical talent was one of the best out of the whole show.
Marian Anderson Buhmi Hello, my name is Marian Anderson and I was born in Philadelphia in 1897. I love to sing. My mother remembers when I use to walk and dance around the house singing, She stopped me one afternoon, while I was singing and told me, “Marion, you will one day become a great singer”. When I was 17, they wouldn’t let me go to music school because I was black and that made me practice more. I won a singing contest and I was on my way to New York and then I became famous.
I admire that Kesha is real and does not put on a fake act to satisfy others. She has taught me to be myself no matter what. In an article in a Seventeen magazine I read, Kesha said, “ I hope my albums can become more of a youth movement for really accepting who you are unapologetically and really loving yourself for every imperfection.” I find those words very inspiring, and I just wish the people that bash Ke$ha would realize that being mouthy and speaking one’s mind can be a good thing too! Kesha celebrates life and nature in many interesting ways. One instance happened to be when she hosted a meet and greet where everyone was told to bring his or her pets.
Happy birthday to you!” we helped the little girl in completing the song. Soon another family had joined in singing in a language I had recognized as Italian, then shortly after: German, French, Spanish, and a few more dialects I wasn’t familiar with. The song began to flow from one country to the other as everyone around us began serenading these to girls in their native languages. Smiles ran large across everyone’s faces and to our surprise the singing didn’t stop there. Each nationality seemed to have their own well know song to chime in with, one after another.
I can remember the books my mother use to read out loud to me before bed. I remember every night before bed, it was this book called “I Love You Forever and Always” she use to read to us all the time. This was the only way my sister and I would go to sleep. When the first day of my kindergarten class started at a catholic school, I remember walking into the class room I saw all of these new kids around me and a whole bunch more books. The one book that stood out to me was the book my mom use to read to me.
Country music tells a story usually dramatic to a harmonious tune. It places an emphasis on the lyrics and the voice is always predominant in the songs (Michaud, 2011). Dolly Parton is known as the “Queen of Country Music” (Wikipedia, 2012). She loves country music and is very enthusiastic about the same. In an interview she told the interviewee that she chose country because “There is so much passion and everyday life in the songs (Country Legends, 2011).” When taking a closer look at her songs we will be able to see this.
It was a pass or fail credit that determined if a senior would walk across stage to receive their diploma. Knowing that I had to write a five page paper without flaws was bad enough but to give a ten minute speech without stuttering. Sound like enough stress yet? Try finding a physical project to put ten hours that has the same theme as your paper. It was my junior English teacher, Ms. Brown that helped me step by step through my paper.
Because I was a senior in the section, they trusted my years of experience to know all the fingerings to notes or to be able to read the rhythms. Once, a fellow band member asked me to listen to her while she played her region music and tell her how she sounded. Although she was in fact a much better player than I am, she trusted my experience and knowledge enough to let her know when her dynamics weren’t enough or if a section of the music or a note didn’t sound
Fine Arts Funding In Public Schools I’ll always remember the first day I started taking lessons at my hometown’s local music store. I was so excited to learn how to play the violin, especially because I was only in the fourth grade. Being in the elementary school band was something I was not interested in at all. I wanted to be different and take on a more unique challenge. After a full year of experience and going in to the fifth grade, I was absolutely thrilled that my school was starting its first ever orchestra program.