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Elementary students learn guitar
A voluntary guitar class proved to be successful at Townsend Elementary.
Made up of fourth and fifth graders who gave up recess for five lessons to learn guitar, the class attracted about 40 students and is taught by music teacher Erik Parry.
Part of Parry’s teaching philosophy is live-long learning, in which students will hopefully get interested in guitars and pursue it outside of school. Following the classes, students could seek private lessons or self-learning. 
Classes went well and students were excited to learn the guitar.
“I think that being in a group like this really teaches other skills rather than just learning the music itself,” Parry said. “Also, it is kind of neat to see students who aren't in band or orchestra being in this guitar ensemble. It's just one more musical avenue that we can give them.”
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