Armstrong School for the Arts piano recital
Armstrong School for the Arts recently held a piano recital for families of students participating in their piano club this fall. The keyboards were initially used in the elementary arts and literacy program last school year. The club and recital built on that learning.
“This awesome experience provided our Armstrong Lions an opportunity to learn how to play the keyboard in a fun, engaging atmosphere. We are proud of their efforts and commitment to embracing a musical skill that they can treasure for years to come,” said Millicent Rogers, principal.
Jennifer Thompson, the Armstrong music teacher who organized the club said, “It was amazing to hear the students come so far in eight weeks! They were motivated to learn and showed perseverance throughout the learning process.”
Claire Vivian, Hampton City Schools piano accompanist and local college student, guided and accompanied the students during their learning.
“Music instruction can positively impact a student's learning potential,” said Kelly Dee, visual and performing arts curriculum leader. “These impacts can include enhanced memory skills, better concentration and focus, increased problem-solving skills, and development of fine motor skills. Playing the piano can also provide a sense of accomplishment and a source of joy and relaxation. Congratulations to the outstanding students!"