Hailing from West Warwick, Mike Murdock started playing music when he was 13, and quickly became something of a musical jack of all trades. After earning his BM at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mike moved back to RI to teach at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts and starting this session has become part of the ¡CityArts! team. His Music Experience class for 8-10 year olds began with an exploration of basic rhythms and piano skills, but students will soon be composing their own original piece to perform at our Winter Session Teachback on April 4!

"I like getting to work with the younger kids and see how they experience music," says Mike. Mike recently showed what he can do with a couple of humble buckets.

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is a community arts organization with a mission to provide free professional arts education to Providence youth between ages 8-14. ¡CityArts! now serves over 1200 youth in afterschool and summer arts programs citywide, offering meaningful learning experiences in visual art and design, performing arts, and creative writing. Our work is inspired by the creative process of art-making and the exploration of ideas and concepts that shape our communities and everyday lives.

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