Another Season of Musical Mentors
Another season of MTS Future First Musical Mentors has begun!
We are excited to share that another season of MTS Future First Musical Mentors program is starting! This time around we have Keri Latimer of Leaf Rapids/Nathan Music Co and Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities returning as the mentors. The two will be mentoring students from Churchill High School, Gordon Bell High School and Sisler High School.
During this program the students develop skills and learn about music from a personal perspective, Latimer recognized that the program has a great effect on their self-esteem.
"I love to see changes in the students' confidence levels," said Latimer. "They come into the program with varying levels of musical experience – from zero to virtuoso – and are all pretty shy at first. However, just about everyone has to step out of their comfort zones throughout the process and they really support and encourage each other to succeed."
Matyas has said that he notices great collaboration between the students, “I think the students not only learn about music, but learn to respect each other, and work together in a fun and friendly way.”
This season three schools will be participating and Chris Rempel of Churchill High School has had his students participate in Musical Mentors for the past four years.
“Students come away from the project feeling as if they have actually done something ‘real’ and meaningful whose success wasn't measured with a grade,” he said. “They feel a sense of pride in creating something that they had previously thought was too hard or inaccessible for them.”
We here at the Winnipeg Folk Festival wouldn’t be able to provide amazing programs such as the MTS Future First Musical Mentors program without the support of our wonderful community donors.
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