Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. It’s also a time to appreciate the things and people we have around us. Ever think about how lucky you are to have a piano? In some parts of the world, a piano is worth more than a house–Many people can’t afford instruments, so they never have the opportunity to play music.
This video is a trailer for the documentary, “Landfill Harmonic”. The instruments the children play are made out of garbage: “This cello is made from an oil can and wood that was thrown away in the garbage. The pegs are made of an old tool used to tenderize beef, and this was used to make gnocchi.” ~Juan Manuel Chavez, age 19
Sure, the instruments are a little rusty and out of tune, but the passion in these young musicians is evident in their playing. As one girl said, “My life would be worthless without music.” Have a listen to the Recycled Orchestra.
What are you grateful for?
I am grateful to all my piano students who come to their lessons with there scales and songs well-practiced. It is a real joy listening to your hard work, and watching you learn and grow as a musicians. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone!