Children love music and most of these children if given the chance would like to either learn how to play musical instrument or sing, but some parents would rather have their children distance themselves from music-acquired skills and rather focus on their education.
Ghana in the past included music in its school curriculum, but for a few years now, music theory and practicals have been redrawn and relegated to the back. Students therefore who find themselves wanting to take lessons in music have to resort to hiring private teachers or through apprenticeship.
D-Cryme band, known for their breathtaking performances, decided to meet school going children’s music needs by giving lessons to some selected school. This move they said was influenced by several children approaching them every now and then, showing interest in learning how to play some music instruments and becoming musicians.
Last week, the band visited Atave primary school located in the Volta region and engaged some of the children in music lessons. They trained them in African drumming and rudiments of playing instruments like acoustic guitars, traditional Ghanaian flute and other instruments.
The Band promised to tour a few other schools in the Volta region. This they said is their duty in giving back to society and thereby putting a smile on the faces of school children who desire to develop their music skills while going to school.