Last May 31, 2019, a summer music and dance recital was held by the Noah’s Ark Christian School themed: “Don’t Stop Believing” at the First Assembly of God Church, 11-29 St. Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City.
The performers were; Emmanuel Stephen B. Leuterio, Christine Sophia B. Nobleza, Ciara Christy G. Lituanas, Athena Louise Gabitano,and Shiloh Faith A. Sejalbo, Natalie Nicole S. Pajo, John Peter M. Maisa, Andrea Marisse Corral, Angela M. Libo –on, Ciara Christy G. Lituanas, Christine Sophia B. Nobleza, Natalie Nicole S. Pajo, Farrah Monica B. Leuterio, Lilybeth Joy M. Maisa with guests Gigiyah T. Casino, Miguel Enrique B. Liga, Enfuego Kru, YA Summer School of Music 2019 Graduates and Estah Dwayne Ejem.
Voice and piano coach Eugene Ubalde shared her experience in teaching music.
“As a Coach and a teacher, I’ve come to develop effective ways to teach beginners in Music. It depends on each student’s age, development & personalities. I’ve learned to incorporate fun & play with my students as it tap interests from them,” she said.
that “of course, I go for basic music theory and finger exercises especially
for aspiring pianists plus vocalizations and warm up exercises to my voice
student I find these fundamental as they learn their individual musical scores
To her music is an expression “As I mature as a musician, I find myself humbled from God’s creativity, indeed He is the author of arts, music and beauty. Music reflects who we are, I prefer seeing positive expressions in arts for communication to the audience. Music is a powerful tool and it needs responsibility,” Ubalde said.
When asked for her message to aspiring musicians she said “Music Industry is a big one. If you are really passionate with your craft, find it fulfilling first and later monetary benefits will follow. Just don’t stop learning music and honed your skills. As I keep on reminding my students, “Practice by the minute not by Hours”. Let Music be part of your everyday life as it’s given by our Creator God.”
(Rhyan Casiño, is a member of the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Chairman of Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc. recipient of the national award Ten Accomplished Youth Organization or TAYO. For comments/suggestions please send to email@example.com)