Percussionist drums up students' interest at Moss Side Middle School
Percussionist drums up students’ interest at Moss Side Middle School by Times Express Staff Reporter Kyle Lawson
January 16, 2013
Thanks to a grant by the Pennsylvaina Council on the Arts, Gateway musician Jeff Berman completed a 60-day residency with fifth- and sixth-grade students at Moss Side Middle School.
Matching Funds Available!
Are you excited about what a teaching artist could do to activate learning in your classroom or teach you and your students a new art form or skill? Gateway can partially match your funds through our Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ Artists-in-Residency grant!
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Come Together, Hilltop Teens
Exceeded expectations. Found inspiration. Demonstrated creative self-expression & community pride. Collaborated well with peers.
— This would be a strong report for any teen project, but is it what you would think of as the results of “court-ordered community service?” Even for idealists among us, it’s probably not the first thought that comes to mind. Now, contrast that thought with what we hear from the cynics, the detractors who clamor to strip funding from social service and arts organizations.
The actions from a diverse group of teens have once again proved them wrong.