The students, staff, and parents of Cooper Elementary School were treated to the culture and rhythms of Asia on Monday, March 18, 2019. The Montessori Level 1, 2 and 3 students worked for many weeks learning songs, culture, music, and instruments from Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea.
Sahee Chang, a teaching artist and local drummer who works in the Milwaukee area schools, came to Cooper to teach the children the various fun rhythms in Korean Drumming and how to perform together.
Saehee is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Korean traditional drumming and recently won a prestigious grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board as a Master Teacher for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. When she is not teaching drumming, she serves as a Korean Culture and Educational Consultant and teaches classes on Korean cooking.
This was all made possible when Mrs. Sally Carlson, music teacher at Cooper School, applied to Music Matters, Inc. for a grant of $1300 to bring Sahee to Burlington.