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Panthers' Noel Wilds Teaches Music, Shares Joy

This week's visit to Kyle Elementary School included an all too brief few minutes in one of Panther Music teacher Noel Wilds' amazing classes. Fourth-graders from Carrie Adams' class were thoroughly enjoying the morning lesson that included singing, folk-dancing, and games, all of it beautifully overseen and directed by Wilds' and her joy-inducing presence. Reinforcing cultural heritage, internalizing songs, and building notes and rhythms through kinesthetic activities all play important roles in Wilds' classes, but that joy students leave with may be the most important and lasting facet!

Credit: Jim Cullen

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