Category Archives: Boniface

Where things stand

It’s funny how the issues facing a new string program in Kenya are extremely similar to the issues music educators are facing in the States: – Pull-out classes (where students are pulled out of class to attend music lessons) are, … Continue reading

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Boniface as a teacher

Boniface is a natural teacher. From the beginning, it was clear to me that if he could play the violin, then a lot of the pedagogy would follow naturally. It of course helps for him to observe other teachers, but … Continue reading

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Boniface’s first recital

Boniface gave his first violin recital on Friday, July 29th. It was very laid back. In the audience were Marilyn, the Beighley family from San Francisco, and the group of about 15 people from the Seattle area. Boniface was really … Continue reading

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Boniface’s band is 2nd in the nation!

Boniface took his high school band to the lake town of Nakuru this weekend. They competed today in a national music contest. He and the kids were extremely excited to go, especially after having the opportunity to work with Jim, … Continue reading

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The process of naming children

Until recently, I was confused by the names here. The Christian names didn’t surprise me (David, Ruth, Isaac), but the Western names really did (Brian, Lillian, Ann). I got over that pretty quickly.┬áThen I found out that no one here … Continue reading

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