Award-winning singer supports children’s music program

Award-winning singer-songwriter Angie Nussey plays an April 6 concert at Grace United Church to raise funds for the free children’s music program, Rhythm & Pitch.

Nussy’s accomplishments include five albums and music industry awards for best song, best country song, best folk act and best female performer.

Rhythm and Pitch is an after-school music education program for children between the ages of six and 13. Based at Grace United Church in Barrie, the program offers lessons and is open to any child who registers for available spots. It can, and does, accommodate children with special needs. Lessons are free, but there is a small registration fee to cover materials.

The program starts in mid-September and runs until mid-June. Children learn the principles of rhythm and pitch by playing recorders, xylophones, drums, keyboards, trumpets, trombones, flutes, ukuleles and guitars, depending on their ages. Singing is also part of the weekly routine.

Not only a musician, Nussey was invited to present a TEDx talk on “music, spirituality and the whisper that connects us all” four years ago and is in demand as a speaker.

Tickets to the concert are $20 and are available at Grace United Church at 350 Grove St. East from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday or at the Rhythm & Pitch program, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are also available online at Eventbrite: here.

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