I’ve just started work as music director on this season of TIP Youth. We will have two shows that run in mid-April. Our younger group is working on “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland”, and the older group has “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”. The music in “Beauty and the Beast” is well known and beautiful. “Alice” is a lot quirkier and contains a rather strange version of “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”, which I’m hoping grows on me.
I enjoy teaching ensembles and one of the wonderful things with teaching a younger group is watching how much they improve. Everyone can improve, but the children are much more open to the concept.