Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, December 17th at 8 PM, and Sunday, December 18th at 9 AM as Captain Paul Chappell discusses how we can claim peace for the planet, and ourselves. Merced Artist, writer, and actor Noelle Chandler will discuss her latest venture Miss Noelle’s Musikgarten, a program designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed.
To listen to Captain Chappell’s interview, click onto the link: chapell-1
Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002. He served in the army for seven years, was deployed to Baghdad in 2006, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century, The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future, and Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival (publication date: Feb 2012). He lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he is serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org). He is working on his fourth book, The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World, and he speaks throughout the country to colleges, high schools, veterans groups, churches, and activist organizations.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is presenting a seven-day summer workshop on peace leadership at the beautiful La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California, from July 22-29, 2012.
The NAPF Peace Leadership Summer Workshop is a seven-day intensive course on peace leadership and the skills for waging peace. Led by NAPF Peace Leadership Director Capt. Paul K. Chappell, participants will be empowered with the understanding and tools that can help them make a positive difference in their lives, communities, and the world.
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
To listen to the interview with Noelle Chandler, click onto the link:noell
The Musikgarten classes offered through Miss Noelle’s Musikgarten are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.
Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education – for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.
Miss Noelle’s Musikgarten
Please do not contact the Multicultural Arts Center