For the past 9 days a Music Camp was held at Ruben Centre in Mukuru headed by Joseph Muhindi the head tutor for the Ghetto Classics Mukuru. The motivation for the camp was to accelerate learning, introduce new orchestral pieces and getting to know and interact with each other from parents to tutors as well as student and organisation as a whole during the April school holidays.
Many achievements were made during this camp – from the development of sectionals bringing in major improvements like the Cello section was amazing and the rest of the students developed new skills and a new feel while playing their instruments and notable tutti playing.
Phylis Amollo 14 years who plays the Trombone and just qualified to join in the Safaricom Youth Orchestra learned so much from the camp e.g. improved on how to play notes and now can play pieces that she couldn’t.
Kamau Emmanuel 12 years of age plays the Saxophone (inspired by his older sister who plays the Trumpet) gained knowledge on how to sight read and the continuous lessons brought growth to the point he is more comfortable and courageous to play on stage.
Boniface Mbindayo 12 years a dancer, who will be going to represent Ghetto Classics in Poland at the Brave Kids Festival was most delighted to perform on stage for the first time and urged parents to support their kids in their talents and that the other students should not shy away from being helped by tutors when they are struggling he hopes this will encourage more children to come out and realise their potential talent to avoid indulging in negative activities.