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Silence is Violence Music Clinics February 26, 2008

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Silence Is Violence, a campaign for peace in New Orleans announces our Spring 2008 series of Youth Music Clinics

Tuesday evenings, February 26-April 15 6-8pm

Sound Cafe: 2700 Chartres Street *Clinics are open to youth ages 5-15 and interested in instrumental and/or vocal performance

*Clinics are free, and dinner is provided

*No musical experience necessary

The Youth Music Clinics, founded in January 2007, were the first ongoing program introduced by anti-violence organization SilenceIsViolence. Through the music clinics, we seek to create a nurturing, non-violent environment for young people and their families in the early evening, while offering instruction in both the artistic and the business aspects of music. The clinics are accessible forums for young people to explore the world of music and to decide if they would like to pursue long-term music education.

Each session includes an instruction period, a dinner break, and an informal jam session, during which clinic participants have the opportunity to perform with the professionals. Professional musicians, led by trumpet virtuoso and Music Director Shamarr Allen, teach fundamental techniques on a range of instruments, including but not limited to trumpet, drums, saxophone, trombone, clarinet, and guitar, as well as various stringed instruments. Basic principles of music theory also are introduced. In addition, children who participate in the weekly clinics have the opportunity to take one subsidized private lesson per week with a professional musician. Participants who attend regularly will receive free tickets to the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, courtesy of the Fest4Kidz/Threadheads program.

We invite all young New Orleanians with an interest in music, as well as parents and community supporters, to attend our Youth Music clinics as participants or as audience members.

Here are the details:
WHAT: SilenceIsViolence Spring 2008 Youth Music Clinics
WHEN: Tuesdays, February 26-April 15, 6-8pm
WHERE: Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres St. in the Marigny
COST: Free

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1. Vic and Polly Brown - April 16, 2008

What a wonderful program. We attended the performance last night at Sound Cafe and were so impressed with the young people’s interest and enthusiasm, and the dedication and involvement of the volunteers and ‘music director’. Well done.

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