Francisco Huerta Rendon School – Music Program

Strike Up The NEW Band!

In a school that just lost it’s music teacher, Trifecta Arts is beginning a new program to teach interested students the fundamentals of music. Francisco Huerta Rendon School in Salinas, Ecuador had a music program that consisted of glockenspiels and snare drums. It was limited to the older students and had to be discontinued when the music teacher was transferred to a school in a larger city, in the middle of the 2017 school year.

We are starting with a different approach (following the model of many elementary schools in the United States) and using the simple recorder to teach reading music and group performance skills. The classes are being taught by two local musicians, David Moises Murillo Lima and Mauro Andres Murillo Lima.  David and Mauro both have performance experience, but this is their first assignment teaching a group of 2nd – 6th graders. We have two groups with a total of 40 students for this session with will run for 4 weeks with 2 classes per group per week. At the end of the session, we hope to have a brief performance to allow the students to gain public performance experience.

We are hopeful that after the students complete their basic music education, they will want to continue studying music. If we can collect donated instruments or purchase used ones, we would love to expand our instrumental music program leading up to a full band program. This is quite ambitious and will need the help of donors and music teachers to make this dream come true.

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Trifecta Arts – FHR School Music Program, Salinas Ecuador

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