3/8/20: Field trip!

Today was a field trip day for the Front Porch Library. We went to Seepersaud Studios on Tennessee Street to hang out with Chris Seepersaud (aka Seep). He gave us a hands-on tour of his rooms full of instruments. Vivienne was particularly taken with the sitar. “This is my dream,” she said softly. The sound of a sitar is so different from the instrument we all know so well, the guitar (of which there were many hanging on the wall).

Olivia tried out a twelve string, a mandolin, an electric guitar. O is learning to play guitar so she could do more than just plunk the strings.

Brianna sang into the mike backed up by Seep on the keyboard. Klark drummed.

We made noise and almost-music in two downstairs studios, then went up the winding stairs to the attic where the drum kit is–and the recording studio. Watching the music go by as bands on a computer screen was a first for the kids. O is ready to learn how to do it herself.

Seepersaud Studios is a local treasure, a place to take vocal lessons or lessons on nearly any instrument. Just in case you have an itch to make music, check them out at seepersaudstudios.com.

After our field trip we came back to home base and ate cookies… ran around…created mayhem. You know…the usual. Another fine FPL gathering.Klark playingVivienne with sticksDrumming 2Olivia playingDrumming

Author: slowdancejournal

I am a writer of novels for young readers. I also sing old time rock and roll in a duo called "Hot Tamale." My husband and I maintain our own 10 acre wildlife preserve. My home is Tallahassee, Florida.

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