12/3/2013 5:45 PM
FAYETTEVILLE - Around 30 Fayetteville students in an after-school music program will showcase their talents Tuesday night.
The students are members of Coda Inspire, a program where sixth through eighth graders get free music lessons from Coda Mountain Academy. The Academy will teach students for free for two years thanks to a grant from the Board of Education.
Esther Morey, director of Coda Mountain Academy, explained the goal of the program is to help address the dropout rate by giving kids a meaningful activity. “I've already seen the kids gain so much confidence and identity from learning a musical instrument,” she said.
The free concert will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville High School auditorium. The students will also be performing for their fellow middle school students on Thursday at 1:25 p.m. The public is invited to attend both concerts.