Category Archives: Student Bloggers

Spotlight on Clarinet Class

We asked three members of our clarinet class to let you know a little bit about their class and their experience at Tune Up Philly. These are written by a 3rd, 4th and 5th grader. Let me introduce you to our guest bloggers: Marneisha, Marcus, and Ta’Asia.

This week's bloggers: Marcus, Ta'Asia and  Marneisha.

This week’s bloggers: Marcus, Ta’Asia and Marneisha.

Ta’Asia – 9 years old, 3rd Grade, North Philly

My name is Ta’Asia and I play clarinet. I really enjoy my instrument because its a real joy. I really really respect Ms. Agnes because she is my teacher. Ms. Delia and Mr.Paul are really good musicians and role models. Tune Up Philly is a really good program and to me is an honor to be in it. My fellow classmates are Marneisha, Marcus, Turae and Emmanuel and they are a real help to me. I really enjoy my instrument, friends, teachers and Tune Up Philly. I hope that some people out there reading this will consider coming to visit Tune Up Philly.

Marneisha -10 years old, 4th Grade, North Philly

Tune Up Philly is the best. I play the clarinet. It is awesome. My teacher is Ms. Agnes. She is the best. And some times we have Ms. Delia. Ms. Delia play the clarinet too. All my classmates are pretty cool. And we do lots of trips and concerts too. I can play things like Frosty the Snowman, Mary had a little lamb, twinkle twinkle little star and silent night and I can play more. Tune Up Philly is great and I like it. We go on trips like the library. My mom came to that trip and I think we sounded good. So did she. We also had summer classes. We played Billie Jean. And Mr. Paul helps Miss Delia and makes his own songs for us.

Marcus – 11, 5th Grade, Fairmount

I think Tune Up Philly is a great program because we sometimes play fun songs and the clarinet is the best because it play lower than the flute and it has many scales you can play. My best friend is class is Manny he is kinda like the class clown. The others in my class are Marneisha, Ta’Asia and Turae. Marneisha is a nice girl. Ta’Asia is an awesome friend to have and to tell secrets to. Turae is kinda like Manny but she is a girl so sometimes not as funny. I am kind and nice.


Student Guest Bloggers: Gloria Harley and Toni Cooper

Today we have blog entries from two of our older students:

7th Grader Gloria Harley Playing her cello

My cello class is really amazing because we have accomplished a lot over the few months we’ve had together. Ms. Andrea has taught us a lot like how to make a great sound on your cello or how to have a good bow hand or how to move your bow. Also, Ms. Andrea has taught us how to treat our cellos with lots of care when we go home. Ms. Andrea taught us the D Major scale it was pretty hard at first she taught the class a couple of tricks on how to master it. Over the few months we have learned a couple of songs. Over the few months Tune Up Philly has been amazing and my cello class has been amazing. I have an amazing cello teacher –Gloria


6th Grade French Horn Student Toni Cooper

Hi! I am Toni Cooper and I am from Tune Up Philly and I play the French horn. The thing about Tune Up Philly is that it is the best music program you can ever come to. In Tune Up Philly you can play all different types of instruments like violin, cello, flute, trumpet, French horn, clarinet and trombone. We also do choir and sing fun songs. But if you are still thinking come to our new concert March 3rd and maybe y’all change your mind. –Toni