Free Teen Idol music training offered in Williams Lake

Children and teens who want to learn to sing will have a new opportunity this summer.

Tara Sprickerhoff

Tribune Staff Writer

Children and teens who want to learn to sing will have a new opportunity this summer.

The Women’s Contact Society is hosting Teen Idol, a free program for both male and female youth to learn how to sing or work on singing this summer.

Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio will be teaching two groups of kids, one aged six to 12 and one aged 13 to 16 who want to learn new skills and improve their singing.

“Angela really believes music is something that improves people’s self esteem and gives them a positive experience,” said Irene Willsie, the executive director for the Women’s Contact Society.

“I hope that people will come out and try it. Angela is very easy to work with and really positive and fun,” she said.

The program will be held July 2 until July 25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3:15.

Participants are asked to pick and write down three songs that they want to learn and submit them to the Women’s Contact Society.

Youth will learn stage presence, group numbers, and how to work with both karaoke and live piano accompaniment, all using fun pop songs.

At the end of the program there will be an invite only performance of all the songs worked on.

The Women’s Contact Society received funding for the program from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.

“It’s always good to introduce kids and teens to music, to any of the arts,” said Willsie.

The idea follows a program the Contact Society did with women over the winter to help them experience music and explore something new.

This program, however, is not only for female youth.

“We really focus on empowering women and girls, but we also encourage healthy relations and interactions with boys and men,” said Willsie.

To register and for more information people are asked to call 250-392-4118 or contact the Women’s Contact Society.


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