“We Shall Overcome” is an anthem often sung to evoke a feeling of struggle. Here, we recall how the LGBT community sung it at Stonewall in 1969, and as seen in these video clips, sung again the wake of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub.
Happy Birthday to singer Cyndi Lauper, a lifelong champion of the LGBT community. Hear her “True Colors” song and read about her efforts to improve the lives of LGBT youth. <3
Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, was formed in Seattle, WA and played in the city’s first Gay Pride Parade. Enjoy some of the same ‘ole country sound — with a contemporary twist!
The rainbow symbol, seen often during Pride Week, may have originated from “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz” but it didn’t end there. The ukulele version played by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole has given it a whole new life. Click through for the chords!
Summertime music is always nostalgic – doesn’t matter how old you are. Here are some iconic hits for the hot weather. Enjoy!
Celebrating ukulele month here at Off the Wall school and shining the spotlight our student Sawyer, who plays SIX instruments!
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It’s time for summertime and those lucky June babies! Here is our June Musical Birthday list!
This month’s Staff Spotlight is shining brightly on Allison Damon, one of our newest additions to the school. She is finishing classes at SPU, teaches french horn and trumpet, as well as helps us keep the school running smoothly! Busy!
Why do we offer THREE recitals every year? Because a lack of performance opportunities is one of the reasons kids quit playing an instrument. Bummer right? Not at Off the Wall School of Music!