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Music workshops open to the public

by jmaloni

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Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC Inc., is offering an "Art & Music Workshop: Whole Note Band" from 10:15-11:15 a.m. on Oct. 15 and 22 at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda.

Music teacher Reynold N. Scott will conduct a hands-on interactive workshop, which focuses around a central theme of artistic exploration of musical instruments. These educational workshops are designed to develop the artistic abilities within people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, while promoting community integration through the inclusion of participants and volunteers from the public at each session.

Participants from the public are welcome to join in the music-making using "shakers" created by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara program participants in prior classes.

Scott, a musician, recording artist, teacher and composer, is participating through collaboration with Young Audiences of Western New York. The workshops are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

Pre-registration required for this free class. Contact Marcia Ross at 716-434-4050, ext. 417, or email [email protected].

Pictured: Rey Scott conducts participants Peter Agugliaro, Buddy Wall and Jacob Farnham as they create an original piece of music at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda.

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