Several weeks have passed now since I left Uganda, and my time there is sadly beginning to feel like a distant memory. For a while my normality was so firmly in Uganda that I felt like a stranger in my own city and in my own country. For a short time I woke up every … Continue reading A few thoughts since Uganda
I have now arrived home after an incredible 4 weeks teaching music at Tender Talents Magnet School, Kasangati, Uganda. It was amazing beyond anything that I could have imagined. The experience of teaching was incredible. I witnessed the students grow as musicians and as people, and I too have grown as a person and as … Continue reading Goodbye and thank you!
(Please bear in mind that this post was written on Tuesday 9th September but I haven't managed to upload it until now. I have actually now left Uganda. I will give you an update on my last few days in Uganda as soon as possible.) And indeed there has been more excitement! I forgot to … Continue reading Dancing, marriage and a trip to Kaka’s
Wow, Iʼve been very busy! Last Sunday (24th August) I had a day out in Kampala with Sharon (Frankʼs eldest daughter). First we went to a service at Watoto Church Central which was amazing! It was totally different to a typical service at home. A band of an electric keyboard, an electric guitar, a bass guitar and a … Continue reading A Craft Village, a 7th Birthday, a Choir Competition and a trip to Kampala Music School and M-Lisada
(Please bear in mind that I wrote this post on Saturday 23rd but was unable to upload it straight away because there was a power cut.) I'm really enjoying my time here. Every day brings something new and the students are making rapid progress. I now have five permanent violin classes: beginners 1 (primary-school-aged), beginners … Continue reading My teaching routine and a trip to M-Lisada and the Mummy Foundation
Iʼve been having a lovely time here! The teaching is very enjoyable and rewarding, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I was met at the airport by Frank Katoula, the Director of Tender Talents, his wife Brenda and their children Ruben (8 years old) and Grace (6 years old). It would usually be a 2-hour drive from … Continue reading Matooke, violin classes and Scottish singing
So I’m off to Uganda for a month! My exact destination is Tender Talents Magnet School - a music school in Kasangati, 9 miles outside Kampala. It is funded by Musequality, a UK charity which supports music tuition for children in Africa, India and Thailand as a means of improving their lives, as the tuition gives the students … Continue reading Uganda – here I come!