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I’ve had the opportunity to be a sub-teacher this year! What a great experience and very thankful for the relationships I’ve developed with the students and teachers in this setting. Yesterday, our school was treated to live music and songs performed by Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy and Pennsylvania Ave School students. Lead by Choral Director, John Howard, and Orchestral Director, David Murray, the students put on a good show. Seeing these young musicians took me back 15 years ago, when I was in their place playing Bach, Mozart and some of these same classic show tunes! Fortunately, I had my camera so I decided to take photos during warm-up and the morning.
Jocelyn Ramos, 13 of Atlantic City, quietly rehearsing backstage before showtime at Pennsylvania Ave School, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, on violin with the Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Brothers, Joseph and Joshua Zee, 14 of Atlantic City, on violin playing “Do Re Mi” in instrumental music concert at Pennsylvannia Ave School, May 28, 2013.
Orchestral Director, David Murray, leads the young musicians as they play “Fiddler On The Roof”, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Music Teacher, James Daly, on guitar playing classic show tunes with students of Sovereign Ave Instrumental Music Academy.
Tahzhan Bethea-Goddard, 13 of Atlantic City, on trombone with his musical peers at Pennsylvania Ave School on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Pennsylvania Ave School students listening intently while classical tunes are performed by their peers.
Atlantic City Public School teacher, Mr. Eli, waves to my camera during music show.
John Howard, Choral Director at Pennsylvania Ave School, pauses behind piano while his students begin singing a new song for classmates and teachers.
Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, poses with her violin after performing in music concert, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
One of my favorite students, Jeniya Atkinson, on trumpet and modeling her freshly painting nails by me.
Diligent, hard working students who practice and learn their music lesson are treated to awesome music note freehand nail designs by me. 🙂 Keep playing that trumpet, Jeniya! Trust me; it’ll take you far.
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Great show! Proceeds benefits One Billing Rising and The Atlantic County Women’s Center.
One of the most powerful ways to build high self-esteem in others is by recognizing exactly what makes them so unique. The importance of believing in oneself from an early age, is mentally healthy, strengthens confidence and opens up an array of possibilities for that person to help them be great citizens of the world.
In the words of Oprah Winphrey, one of our world’s most influential, powerful leaders, “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”
For my youth photo workshop, I conducted an educational and fun light painting exercise with “AC Youth Exposure” to send out a message of self-love to help inspire the community. The mentees came up with a word that they felt best described themselves or something they want to do – drew their words in the air while I photographed them.
Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!
Many across the nation have been donating clothes, money and food to the victims of this storm. I know Fema still provides help up until December 15, 2012. I’ve already donated clothes myself. Operation Hat Trick in Atlantic City raises $500,000 for Sandy charities and other great things are going on to help those in need.
I created this self portrait, partially inspired by Deep Cotton‘s Song, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” as a fun photo exercise which actually embodies the support we all have been giving. The lyrics “Who will cook? Who will clean? Who you paint the fence?” go hand in hand to what everyone here is doing and has done to help provide.
For more info on how you can make a difference, please click on these links below: