By Saphire Broxton, Events Intern
This week, summer programs started here at ZUMIX! ZUMIX youth all started classes in Director’s Cut, Con La Corriente, Street Program, and more! Over the course of the next two months, the students will be learning things such as Latin dances, how to manage a radio show, how to fix instruments, and how to write songs. As it is the first week, most classes were simply administrative; learning names, setting goals, and familiarizing the students with their classes and ZUMIX. However, once that was over, they quickly went down to business! I sat in on a few classes like Rock-Ed and Fix-It to have a better understanding of the kind of work they would be doing over the summer.
In Rock-Ed, the youth facilitator started off the class with some more ice-breakers, playing games like Elephant King and going around asking people for their names and favorite ice cream flavors. Then, they began to look over some song choices the students gathered so that they could pick one to learn to perform at the ZUMIX Rock-Ed night on August 18th.
In Fix-It, the students started to familiarize themselves with some of the tools they will be using throughout the summer as they learn how to fix things such as guitars. Dan Fox, the teacher, showed them how to use tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers. The students were also learning the differences between the tools and their uses.
These two classes only represent a small portion of the kinds of classes students have the option to take for free at ZUMIX. All year long, students are in-and-out of ZUMIX and expanding their knowledge on a vast amount of topics, so next time you’re at ZUMIX, ask about our youth programs!