(ZIZ News) – Several children have sharpened their musical skills after completing a three-week Musical Instrument Workshop.
A graduation ceremony took place on Saturday at the OJ’s Conference Centre.
Workshop Coordinator, Winston “Zack” Nisbett said the workshop not only taught the children how to play instruments, but instilled the importance of discipline in the learning process.
“I can assure you and everybody can attest that when they come here in this workshop, some would say I’m too hard and too strict, but the thing is, as long as they come to this workshop they must be disciplined. And you will see as they present themselves this evening that discipline is the key in the whole development of the musical environment,” he said.
He said guest speakers were also invited to speak with the children on various life topics.
“The whole structural development of this workshop is not easy. But with the dedication, the application, the inspiration, and the motivation, we think that that helps to inculcate the true moral and ethical values within our youth. And that in itself is the key to the whole development,” he said.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ionie Liburd-Willett praised Nisbett on his efforts over the years and encouraged parents to continue to enroll their children in his musical workshops.
“Children need balance. They need to engage in positive activities that will mold them into positive young people and positive adults. Continue to partner with him and give him your support,” she said.
Instruments taught at the workshop included the ukulele, banjo, quatro, guitar and piano accordion.