Greetings From Cayman!

Greetings, all, from paradise! I write to you as I’m sitting on the back porch of our beautiful house here on Grand Cayman after having spent two days here getting ready for the Creative Music Project to begin next week! It has been a busy few days, but here’s the short version of some of the stuff we’ve done since we got here:

  • Lunch at a patio restaurant on the ocean
  • Phone calls to parents confirming their students’ attendance next week
  • Unpacking in our beautiful house (pictures below)
  • Setting up my technology room for next week’s classes
  • Lunch at one of the popular places “in town”
  • My first time ever eating sushi!

Today, we’re getting ready to pick up the rest of the group (five of us came out a few days early to set up) and be tourists for the weekends before we get to work next week! I have some pictures uploading right now – they should be up soon!

Headed to Paradise

As I mentioned this weekend, I am preparing to head to the Cayman Islands tomorrow to take part in teaching a free week-long music workshop to the students on the island. With my fellow teachers and teacher educators in the Creative Music Project, we will be working for a week with the local students on expressing creativity through music in the contexts of improvisation, composition, technology, and the exploration of cultural connections. I will be teaching in the technology room for the upper age students (what we call middle and high school). I am very excited to be using Aviary’s Myna to create remixes of some of the music from the soundtrack of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

Anyway, I will be updating here on the progress of my trips as often as I can, and hope to include some videos, pictures, and stories along the way! If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to my feed (by clicking the link in the sidebar) so you can stay updated during my trip. You can also follow my updates on Twitter at @Zweibz7 and updates from the Creative Music Project at @CreativeMusProj.

I’ll talk to you soon – from paradise!!