A music programme to provide affordable and accessible tuition for all school age children is doing well at George Hicks High School.
The music classes for students take place every Saturday morning in the George Hicks music Department.
Since the beginning of the term students from Red Bay, Prospect, George Town, West Bay and Savannah Primary schools, CIS, Cayman Prep, St. Ignatius, Grace Christian Academy and the George Hicks Campus schools have participate in the program.
‘We want to give children a chance to participate in an instrumental programme even if they do not possess or have access to their own instrument,’ said Mrs McConvey, Head of the music department.
‘We are extremely grateful to Maples and Calder for their gift of musical instruments which is making this a reality and we applaud them for their recognition of the importance of the performing arts’, she said.
Some parents said their children were excited about the opportunity. Susan Mascarenhas said it is a great programme and encouraged more Caymanians to take advantage of it.
Ms Fran said the cost of the programme is good value for money with excellent teachers and the class sizes were not too large.
Classes are open to youngsters between the ages of 8 and 14 years.
Students are taught in small groups and can choose between keyboard, drum kit, violin, guitar, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet or saxophone.
The music department also has a number of instruments available to students on loan.
Classes for the summer term resume on Saturday 5th April. Parents wishing to participate are welcome to pick up application forms from the George Hicks Campus Office.
Students play guitars at George Hicks. Photo: Jewel Levy