Earlier today, Classics4Kids held our Meet & Greet Special Event hosted by Artistic Director and Conductor, Dana Zimbric. The Meet & Greet Special Event was a live virtual program designed for students at home to learn more about music from a C4K educator.
Throughout the event, Dana showcased her piano, named “Hershey,” and played a variety of classical songs from composers like Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. During her performances, Dana received lots of audience participation. Once the students were taught to conduct in a 4/4 pattern and a 3/4 pattern, they helped Ms. Zimbric to perfectly play her songs. And, for her last performance, Dana played a lullaby for the students to relax and get rejuvenated for the rest of their day!
Additionally, Ms. Zimbric taught the students about Scott Joplin, a Black ragtime composer and pianist who was one of the first non-white composers to attain commercial and critical success, and public recognition. After she was done teaching, Dana answered some questions from San Diego County elementary school classes that tuned in to the event.
Classics4Kids thanks everyone who attended the Meet & Greet Special Event for their participation! The full program can be viewed on our YouTube channel HERE.
-by Isaiah Crooks, C4K Intern