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New Percussion School aims to introduce children to music 

Santa Cruz city council has created a Municipal Percussion School to provide free music training twice a week to boys and girls under 16 in the surroundings of the old market of the district of La Salud.

The project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Carnival Culture Classroom and the Cepsa Foundation to introduce young children to music and to improve percussion among the children’s groups of the Carnival.
The Percussion School is open to the participation of children and young people in general, although in its regis-tration, priority is given to the components of the children’s murgas of the Chicharrero Carnival.
As noted by the councillor of fiestas, Andrés Martín, the training proposal is not limited to polishing talent among the components of the children’s murgas.
“It is not only about training great percussionists in children’s groups of the Carnival to improve the quarry and give it even more shine to the Santa Cruz festival but we also want to awaken and encourage the interest of the smallest members of the family to music,” he explained.
The educational program-me of the centre covers the months of November, De-cember and part of 2020 with the possibility to combine training with the rehearsals of the groups during the Carnival. Thanks to the collaboration of the Cepsa Foundation and the demand of the students, the Percussion School could have greater continuity over time.
As Andrés Martín pointed out, the Santa Cruz City Council could increase the offer on other disciplines such as singing through the different areas of the city: “There is an intention to expand the Percussion School next year to meet the demand and it may be necessary incorporate a new teacher. ”
Classes are taught by professional percussionist Roberto Amor on Fridays from 5pm to 7pm and on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm at the headquarters of the San Gerardo residents’ associa-tion.
To be part of the project, it is necessary to make a previous registration through the telephone number 670 096 071.