Boise Rock School teaches music to under privileged kids for free

Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 20:55:08-04

The Boise Rock School gave back to the community this week by teaching music to refugee children and other low-income children while giving these kids a chance to rock out.

6 On Your Side caught up with the group on Monday and while the children had big grins on their face, they were also banging on the instruments more than they were playing music.

However, in just one week these kids formed a band called "How to make Green Slime" and performed a rock show for their parents and family.

“I learned how to do piano and I learned that I could sing and not be shy to be able to show my voice," said Cynthia from Rwanda. “My favorite part was learning how to do the drums and also coloring the poster," added her sister Jovia.

The band played Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, Stitches by Sean Mendez and Happy by Pharrell Williams.

"A lot of our refugees come from single family homes and their parents are all working," said Kirsten Finnigan who works with the West Ada School District and was there to support the kids. "Or maybe they don’t have the financial means to be able to participate so this has been a great opportunity for them and very generous from Boise Rock School.”

The Boise Rock School told us that this was about sharing their passion for music and a great opportunity for them to get to know more people in our community, they said it was also fun to watch how the universal language of music can bring people together.

For more information on the Boise Rock School click here.