It´s an honour for us to introduce our new project EFTERKIDS!
This weekend www.efterkids.com launched and same time our open invitation for talented kids around the world to join Efterkids.
Efterkids is an attempt to raise awareness of the need for music education in public schools and same time collaborate with talented kids across the globe. We are also hoping to raise some money for the cause and maybe you would consider donating? It would make us and a lot of kids very happy.
None of us in Efterklang have ever studied music on a higher level. Had it not been for encouraging music teachers in our public schools we would never have been where we are today. However that’s just one little positive outcome of music education in public schools. Several studies show that music education in schools has a major impact on kids. It fosters success in school life, social life and just life overall in fact. If you want to read up on this subject, then this link is a good place to start.
Efterkids took its beginning in February 2010. Here we collaborated with 6 talented kids from the Special Music School (P.S. 859) in New York. The collaboration can be seen on video at www.efterkids.com. You can watch Efterklang & Efterkids perform Full Moon and Natural Tune. All very high tech as we were projected on a screen behind the kids and the communication took place via Skype.
As mentioned we are hoping to raise some money and the first project is to help The Special Music School to raise money for a computer and composer software for the kids. If you feel this is something you would like to donate money for, then please visit www.efterkids.com and simply press the donate button and select an amount you wish to donate.
Besides the two videos and the donation part www.efterkids.com also holds course material (scores, mp3s with string and without strings) for Natural Tune and Full Moon. And we are hereby inviting string playing kids and their teachers around the world to join Efterkids. Since our collaboration with the kids from The Special Music School we have collaborated with 6 kids from the Duisburg area for this years Traumzeit Festival and we have several other Efterkids events coming up. We would love to have more kids involved. You can play with us in your classrooms or at a special Efterkids event. Everything goes. Its all for fun, free and a good cause.
That’s it about Efterkids for now! We hope you will welcome this new project!
PLEASE VISIT THE EFTERKIDS SITE AT WWW.EFTERKIDS.COM