Paper Orchestra Strikes its First Chord

Paper Bass


After weeks of cutting, gluing, papier-mâché, and painting, the K2 class held its first Paper Orchestra rehearsal on Monday this week. Silence fell on the room as the children, seated in orchestral formation, received their instruments and their first instructions in instrument care and positioning. In ten carefully practiced steps, the students learned to bring their instruments from rest position to playing position, a foundational skill which must be rehearsed until it can be performed effortlessly.

The students are ecstatic to begin rehearsals and share their music.  As one student explained, “When everyone hears the viola, they get joy.”