Welcome to the New Students!

At the beginning of each academic year, new first-graders join Sounds of Palestine’s after school program. Having followed music appreciation lessons in their kindergartens, the children are now ready to choose a music instrument to play. We received 40 new students from Dheisheh, al-Azzeh and Aida refugee camp, and from Dar Salah and Al-Khas & Nu’eman villages. During the first weeks, they got to know the different music instruments, the teachers and social workers, the music building in Beit Sahur (Garden of Music), and each child chose an instrument. They colored hand crafted carton instruments on which they ‘played’ for several weeks. Last week, they started playing on real instruments and they had their first orchestra experience. Enjoy the pictures!
Welcoming the New Students
Paper Orchestra