Megan Besley- Opera for All Teaching Artist
A picture was drawn by a student, outside of OFA time,
for his own pleasure. We were very impressed! It inspired a
slideshow made up of dinosaur drawings by all of the students that
was part of our Winter Showcase. We hope he submits a drawing
for the T-shirt contest!
The teachers and students at Reilly are a
dream. The students are always excited to see us and greet us with
hugs. They groan in disappointment when the sessions are over,
and reluctantly get back to the business of school. Their
enthusiasm shines through in the work they are doing.
created two wonderful stories, one set in a mall, and one in a
karaoke salad bar, with colorful characters and ridiculous and
comedic situations. We thoroughly enjoyed watching them create
their melody for the song, using numbers. They had very good
editing skills and a good ear for what worked and what didn't.
final product is something they are quite proud of. I look forward
to hearing their ideas about costumes, sets and props, assigning the
leading roles, and starting to put it all together. I know that their
final product will be something they will remember for a long time!