This past week, students piled out of yellow school buses and into Zankel Hall for Musical Explorers, a program for students in grades K–2. Through this inventive program, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute helps students build basic music skills in the classroom as they learn songs from different cultures around New York City. The program ends with a field trip to Carnegie Hall, where students sing along with the artists and music they’ve learned about all semester.
We took a moment to talk with second grader Darby Lee-Stack about Musical Explorers and her shining moment on stage as a model student.
I learned that the artists are from way different countries. I learned that the singers work together to make a great show.
I liked when Falu sang “Allahoo allahoo allahooooo,” and I liked when Fang Tao sang the movement song, and my favorite song that Nate sang was “Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey, Chim chim cher-ee!”, and that they all worked together with the instruments.
How loud the drum [the Indian dhol] was—it was really loud!
Darby Lee-Stack joins Musical Explorers host Sid Solomon and other performers live on stage at Carnegie Hall.
I felt a little nervous at first.
I feel great!
I want say thank you to the all the singers because they do great work, and they give kids learning skills.
We used a school bus!
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