Berkeley Connect Music students end the year by sharing their talents
In their last small-group meeting, mentor Nell Cloutier and students shared their passions and showcased their work – a fun musical show-and-tell that ranged from piano to vocal performance and even an impromptu fitness how-to!
Nell plays the harp for the students. “At first, I didn’t want to,” she admitted. “But then I remembered I told you all not to be shy and decided to take my own advice.”
A Berkeley Connect student plays “Blue in Green” from memory on the classroom piano.
One student sang a mariachi piece a capella, “Suffering Alone.” “It’s a ranchera piece, which means it goes great with tequila,” she joked.
On a less musical note, this Berkeley Connect student, who is a part of Workout for Charity, teaches the class how to do a proper deadlift.
Another student played a short piece on her treble recorder, which she explained had a warmer sound than the more commonly played recorder.
This Berkeley Connect Music student played “Hana-Bi” (Japanese for “fireworks”) on the piano.
Students also shared their favorite songs. Among those played? A piano cover of “Secret” by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou and “Sun Raha Hai Na Tu” from the popular Bollywood movie Aashiqui 2.
posted by Katherine Wang
Berkeley Connect Communications Assistant