GREENFIELD - Students are making beautiful music in Greenfield with the help of their teacher.
“In small rural communities sometimes, there is a lack of opportunity for students,” says Greenfield Elementary School music teacher Jeremy Dunn. “Although I don’t find this to be the case in Greenfield, as the volunteers and community are very engaged and give the students every opportunity to participate in many ventures.”
Dunn, a first-year teacher at the school, is one of those who has stepped up and is providing a musical opportunity for students in grades three to six. He has initiated an after-school music club for students who are interested in learning about instruments and trying to play songs.
Right now, Dunn says, the students are working on guitar and are getting a chance to learn basic chords and play along to songs that they know.
There are no fees or registration required for students to participate, says Dunn. The day and time of the meetings are put in the school’s weekly newsletter and whichever students want to stay after school on that day are welcome to attend.
The club started with four students the first day and has grown to nine at their most recent session.
“I believe this music club is important, so students get an opportunity to learn and partake in different activities, clubs, groups and activities where they can learn and share and work with others in new and authentic ways,” says Dunn.
The music club will continue until the end of the year, and as of now, Dunn says they don’t have a concert or recital in mind. Greenfield School does do a talent show, however, at the end of every year so this could be an opportunity for students to showcase what they have learned, he adds.