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!

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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.” 

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A Berkeley Connect student plays “Blue in Green” from memory on the classroom piano.

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One student sang a mariachi piece a capella, “Suffering Alone.” “It’s a ranchera piece, which means it goes great with tequila,” she joked. 

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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.

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Another student played a short piece on her treble recorder, which she explained had a warmer sound than the more commonly played recorder. 

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This Berkeley Connect Music student played “Hana-Bi” (Japanese for “fireworks”) on the piano.

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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