The educational concerts organised by the EMMA, the Adeje School of Music and Dance, as well as introducing the borough’s young people to the facilities at the school, enrich the educative programmes in Adeje’s public education centres.
The EMMA, with councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera at its head, along with the department of education, managed by councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has been designing educative concerts for four years now, and this year more than 600 students attended over various sessions.
“The primary objective is to bring music closer to the borough’s student body and at the same time allow them see first hand the resources we have on offer at the Adeje School of Music and Dance. Furthermore, the Council is always looking for ways to engage with the borough’s education centres to help enhance training and education programmes, incorporating music as a learning tool”, said councillor Carmen Rosa.
The series of mini-concerts saw the EMMA teaching staff demonstrating the historical evolution of each instrument and the many ways it can be played, be it wood, brass, string or the human voice. Demonstrations were given in singing, dance, guitar, saxaphone, violin, cello, tuba, clarinet, trombone, piano and drums. Thsoe attending were encouraged to ask questions and see the part each instrument or dance played in the performance.
Councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, added, “these concerts will continue throughout the following academic year (2016-2017) as the Council are committed to bringing music to everyone, as we have seen the valuable work our school is doing in helping promote our talented young people in their artistic endeavours.”