Concert Time

Matt Volkar is a genius. He’s the music teacher at our elementary school, and last night he got about a hundred and twenty 3rd graders to play the recorder on stage, all together. And you could totally recognize the tunes they played. If you’ve ever tried getting a bunch of third grader to do anything, you know how amazing that is.

A half hour performance. Two quick sketches.



I wasn’t sure I liked the paper at first (it’s a little slick to the touch) but now I’m really taking to my Strathmore Toned Tan Sketchbook. Sketched mostly with a brushpen, with little bits added in with a bent nib pen, graphite pencil,  and white and grey colored pencils.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Concert Time

  1. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    As a former elementary general music teacher, this warms my heart.


    • Thanks for writing in, Andrea. I think it’s pretty amazing to teach music and art to a huge group, all together, when most of them have almost no experience in the medium. I teach sketching and drawing, mostly to adults, and always in small groups, and I cannot even start to imagine the challenge of what school music teachers do!


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