KUPE / Outside the Box

For the past three years, I've been volunteering with KUPE (Kids Understand Practically Everything) and the Outside the Box music program at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. The program provides free music lessons to children ages 9-13 without affordable access to theory and instruction. It's a wonderfully rewarding program full of talented and dedicated instructors, including myself. The past semester saw 4 of my students pick up and race off with drum sticks, learning the backing beat to Canadian urban artist, Drake, and his song "Find Your Love." At the end of the 8-week program, the students get to record their progress; here's the track:

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