West End Music and Arts Institute

West End Music and Arts Institute

West End Music & Arts Institute, founded by Jarad and Christel Astin is a free for alll children mus

Operating as usual

23/07/2019

Developing good listening, rhythm, and coordination with drum instructor Ray Iles.
We still have space available for additional campers. Contact The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for details.

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 17/07/2019

Our Summer Camp is on its second week. Here’s some pics from week 1! We appreciate the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for hosting us again this summer!

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 12/06/2019
Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 12/06/2019

Here we have the kids showing off their art and musical expressions at our Culmination Celebration. Thanks to all the family and friends that came out to support. Thanks to the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts hosting us. Thanks to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for sponsoring the program!

27/05/2019

Warm up session with Junie Bomba.... watch til the end!

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 24/05/2019

We're printmaking at West End Music and Arts Institute! Funded by Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.

15/05/2019

"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness." Anne Albers

Teaching artist: Waldemar Brodhurst
Photo: Stacie Haynes Carroll

09/05/2019

Vocal instruction with vocal master, Philippa Smith-Tyler.

Timeline photos 09/05/2019

Vocal coaching with vocal instructor, Philippa Smith-Tyler, graduate of New England Conservatory at the piano. *
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26/04/2019

Schools will be closed next week but we are ON next week: Mon-Wed 4-6pm!

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity 26/04/2019

"Science has shown that musical training can change brain structure and function for the better. It can also improve long-term memory and lead to better brain development for those who start at a young age."

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 24/04/2019

Last weeks highlights at West End Music and Arts!
Artist, Yemaya demonstrated the photographic printing process on fabric which produced a cyan blue print. The children produced their own prints by creating their own cut-out templates from paper as well as items they found in their natural environment.
Also, we thank the Arthur Richards School for providing us their instruments for our programming as they continue to work towards a solution.

Timeline photos 17/04/2019

In the rhythmic pocket..
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Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 17/04/2019

We had the opportunity to learn from artist, John Obafemi Jones who is recognized locally and nationally for his work. Deeply rooted in jazz and blues music, his paintings “evoke feelings of wellbeing and excitement very like improvisational aspects of jazz.” Under the direction of John and a violin, the children used this concept for creation.
Funded by Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Artist in teaching: John Obafemi Jones
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Timeline photos 16/04/2019

Piano pedagogy at !
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10/04/2019

"Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances." -Maya Angelou
Funded by Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

04/04/2019

When there is no music program at school, you create one. 🎶

26/03/2019

Works in progress with artist, Katherine Manuselis and the children of WEMAI (West End Music/Arts Institute). Today the children will collaborate and make a large piece for the museum courtyard.
Funded by Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 25/03/2019

We thank metalsmith and assemblage artist, Sandy Hruska for sharing her talents with the children of . They were working on assemblage pieces and discussing Picasso and Joseph Cornell. Grateful to be funded by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. 👍Sandy Hruska Studio
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Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 15/03/2019

Last week, we worked with local Saint Croix artist, Tahirah AbuBakr where we examined the topic of mask making. Through mask making the students had the opportunity to imagine an identity other than their own, while altering the way the world views them. We thank artist, Tahirah for giving them the knowledge to express themselves. 👏👏

Thank you Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for your continued support.

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 08/03/2019

Piano pedagogy is part of the routine at West End Music and Arts Institute. Group classes require peer communication and interaction, which encourage teamwork, as children collaborate to create scales as an ensemble.

*We thank Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for their support.*

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music 04/03/2019

The correlation between math and music is intrinsically fundamental to expression.

Musician and blogger Roel Hollander notes, “Thelonious Monk once said ‘All musicans are subconsciously mathematicians.’ Musicians like John Coltrane though have been very much aware of the mathematics of music and consciously applied it to his works.”

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common.

23/02/2019

This video speaks so much. This week we honed skills on percussion instruments with teacher, SnowBear from Ridge to Reef Farm. What a class full of smiles, and deep concentration. We will continue this journey!
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

Photos from West End Music and Arts Institute's post 23/02/2019

WEMAI (West End Music & Arts Institute) participants were given an overview of the filmmaking process from Peter Pearce, a NYC based professional cinematographer! Working in teams, these young filmmakers worked against the clock to plan, storyboard, shoot, act and edit their films. Now to complete this process, we will be scoring our own music🎶 to finish the editing process. This is one way utilize the use of a device that fits in your pocket.

*We have space available for children age 11 and up to attend classes at WEMAI at the Carribean Museum Center for the Arts. Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays 4-6pm. Please contact us at: [email protected] for further information. All classes are free. Space is limited.*

Funded by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

12/02/2019
06/02/2019

Highlights to Week 1 at West End Music & Arts Institute!

*MUSIC* Music theory, piano pedagogy, and rhythm exercises with Melvin Mathurin, Jarad Astin, and Christel Astin.

*ART* by Haiku teacher, John Clendenin. By blending the Japanese tradition of poetry writing with western Baroque music, this experential is designed to honor the cycles and experiences of life in a powerfully effective way.

Made possible by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. We also thank CMCArts for giving us the space to work from and the Cheswatyr Foundation for the keyboards.

25/01/2019

We welcome students from Complex and Central High School -and musicians to come and bring your horns to our upcoming open jazz sessions at Cibonè, Tuesday nights, 7pm. Please share.

04/01/2019

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12/11/2018

Quelbe ! In the museum.

11/11/2018

We have our fingers crossed - awaiting responses from Grants we have submitted to continue this programming at .
The West End Music Institute was funded by . . Big Huge shout out to ! Thank you. Your grant allowed CMCArts to put 25k into our creative class, employing over 25 artists and musicians over the summer, and the camp students thrived with this kind of professional artistic exposure !!!! Thank you !

03/11/2018

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We believe every young person should have the opportunity to experience music in their community. We create high level music programs that are accessible to all so that they may experience the joy of music making.

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Frederiksted
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