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Lyricism class taps into students' perspectives
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Pictured are students of the new Lyricism class at Jackson Teen Center, along with a couple of special guests, during the recent shooting of a video of their new song, Celebrate. The class is part of a music project launched in 2015 with a grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation. The idea is to help kids develop creative skills by teaching and encouraging them to write, perform, produce, even market their own music. - photo by Jim Tatum
At the Jackson Teen Center, a group of youngsters are learning to delve into deeply felt emotions through a new class. The class, which is a continuation of an ambitious music project started last year in part through an $8,000 grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, is called “Lyricism” and the goal is to help the students to express themselves by writing lyrics for their original songs. During the project, the class will write music, record in a portable studio, produce a CD and ultimately sell and market their work.