Compass Community Schools Binghampton has found a creative way to teach students non-verbal communication and teamwork through an after school music program where kids can learn how to play instruments.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, kids kindergarten through 8th grade learn how to play instruments like the violin, trumpet clarinet, and flute. The program even provides instruments for the students.
To offer music classes, Compass schools partnered with non-profit organization PRIZM Ensemble, allowing children to be introduced to something new.
“They’re picking up these instruments for the first time in many of these cases,” Prizm Ensemble Executive Director Gavin Wigginson said.