Amanda Mehl, our lovely Guitar Teach teaching artist, with her students at Mintie White, filmed a music video.
The song is one of Amanda's recent songs 'Habit.' (You can listen to it here: amandawest.bandcamp.com) The kids had gotten really excited about this song after she shared with them after the school's winter break. So much so, that they looked it up online to learn the words to it by the time they returned in January. They wanted to sing it every week!
The kids then got REALLY excited about the idea of making a music video, and started listing off a million ideas of their own. (And they are so clever!) The internet is where kids get their music from these days, so it made sense to have that be a part of the class.
This project is a prime example of how beneficial and rewarding it is to take the students natural interests and ideas, and fly with them, and result in the same [and more] learning objectives. It is a great motivation for them to complete something in which they take great pride.
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