The sound of ukuleles may be resonating across Guilford this summer.
Sarah Ryan has found a note that sounds sweet to many throughout the Guilford Lakes elementary school.
Ryan is developing her own music program.
She went out and secured the donation of twenty-two ukuleles for the students.
The program has quickly found its rhythm.
“They were locked in and I think that the ukuleles really helped,” said Ryan.
Proof of the transformative power that music can have.
Even sparking a passion outside the classroom.
“They crave music, they ask for music and a lot of them have even asked for ukuleles as presents,” said principal Mandy Ryan.
It has provided a conduit for creativity.
“It gives kids a space to come and be themselves and tap into that creativity that they might not be able to access in other parts of the school,” said Sarah Ryan.
A unifying chorus, infusing a melody of togetherness into the school climate.
“Elementary music brings those kids together to form a new kind of community they may not have experience before,” said Ryan.
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