Rachel Bell Conquers Cabin Fever with Musical Picnic in Cuba Library

February 22, 2017 - garden totes

CUBA, NY— The song box that Rachel Bell carried into a Cuba Circulating Library is hold together by gray channel tape.

“I play a accordion, of all things,” Bell said, laughing.

Bell’s adore for a accordion began as a beginner during Houghton College, where she complicated song preparation and perceived her bachelor’s degree. Her passion for song led Bell to pursue a graduate’s grade in exemplary piano during Bowling Green State University, assisting her to land a pursuit as a song clergyman during Bolivar-Richburg Central School District.

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She quiescent from a training position after 6 years.

 “I quiescent to spend time furloughed nationally and internationally, though we still wanted to learn so we started to do village song preparation sessions and workshops,” Bell said, rummaging by her instrument-stuffed totes to ready for a morning’s low-pitched “Cabin Fever” session.

At 10:22 a.m. Bell placed a homemade, ridicule firepit in a center of a round surrounded by colorful, froth mats. Minutes after 10 children paraded into a library’s Community Room and followed her directions to lay “criss-cross applesauce” around a orange and yellow tissue-paper flames.

Bell churned out an orange ukulele.  “Hello, hello! Clap your hands!” Bell sang with enthusiasm, strumming a ukulele and motioning a children to mount and clap.

The 3 boys and 7 girls hopped to their feet and chimed in immediately. Another one of Bell’s possess summer-themed songs followed, afterwards another.

After a children became informed with a comfortable season of Bell’s music, she rewarded them with instruments she private a instruments from her pile of bags. Frame drums, djembe drums, tambourines and wooden sticks appeared, one after another.

Naturally, Bell drew out her accordion from a selected case.

Henry, age 8, and Delaney, age 6, went on a picnic, planted a garden and highway on a vessel down a stream with assistance from Bell’s visual, hands-on song session. Both Henry and Delaney certified that they are vehement for summer following their instrumental adventure.

“My kids have been to a few of Rachel’s workshops,” pronounced Katie Meyers, mom of Henry and Delaney, “We wish we could see Rachel some-more though we suffer saying cinema of all her travels.”

Bell competence be a traveler, though she will lapse to a area.

On Mar 9 during 12:30 p.m. Bell will give a giveaway unison in a Cutco Theater of Jamestown Community College in Olean.

She also has  plans to offer partnership workshops for relatives and their children. For now, Bell is headed on a highway in her jampacked car. With her is her accordion— and a certainty of her passion for travel, song and teaching.

Bell’s website lists arriving village events and rope gigs, as good as photos, videos and music.

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