(#50) Tech Mentor for After School Music Program – Part 1 (What a Small World!) (February 9, 2014)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

This one blew my mind!

Let’s think back to almost a year ago. For the 3rd of my 52 volunteer activities, I helped tear apart a school’s library in Watts, as part of its renovation.  We were told they were going to transformation it into a creative space that could be used in various ways.

Well, I saw a listing looking for someone to help on the tech side of an after-school music program – helping with GarageBand and such. Well, I did study Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music. I think (hope) I know enough about GarageBand to help most high schoolers.

So, I happily signed up. (At the time I signed up, I didn’t know where the school was – just what they were looking for.)

I’m sure you probably see where this awesome story is going. The program was held in the new renovated library space! I got to see the finished product, and I got to see that the school really was using the space to do creative things with students after all!

It tickled me and warmed my heart so much to be present for that!

So, that’s the most amazing part of the story, but now I’ll get into the actual event itself.

It was slightly nerve-wracking for me to go help with music stuff. There were three other amazing adult musicians there. So, uh, who am I? And they always introduce new people to the students (of course). When I was introduced, they said, “She studied Music Engineering at Berklee College of Music. I don’t know if you know this, but it’s one of the best music schools in the country.” Then, one of the other leaders of the group jumped in and said, “One of the best in the world.”

Okay, that is obviously true (and awesome – I kind of love when people get all impressed about where I went to school). But it’s still a lot to live up to!

And I’ll pick up here next time.

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