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Friday, 31 March 2017 08:49

Young musicians exposed to the musical prowess of Dr. Keith Waite -at workshop held at the National School of Music

Last evening the National School of Music hosted a workshop titled “Elements of Performance” facilitated by Dr. Keith Waithe, who is a Director, Flautist & Educator. His presentation was based on preparations for the ABRSM Practical Exams and general performance.news 20170331 3

Even though Dr. Waithe is a flautist, he noted that the workshop focuses on a range of different music – classical, jazz, and indigenous blends. He was able to use the flute to teach those concepts.news 20170331 4

It is his hope that the participants would be cognizant of the impact music has on their lives. Dr. Waithe indicated that “Guyana still has a long way to go in the development of music…the music school is a step in the right direction.”

Dr. Waithe was recently appointed as the Visiting Distinguished Artist-in-Residence by the University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith for the period February 20 to April 8, 2017.news 20170331 2

During his tenure, Dr. Waithe – an expert in traditional Guyanese folk music and jazz, has conducted, so far ,two master classes at the Turkeyen and Tain campuses; and is a part of the planning committee for the up-coming Diaspora Engagement Conference.

Source:gina.gov.gy

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