Glen Ridge, the beautiful little town that's a short walk to the Bloomfield train to NYC, is teaching its children the blues. Local teacher and longtime musician Paul Byrne will be teaching children ages 7-11 the fundamentals of blues music with hands-on learning and a performance at the end of the 4-day program. This program is aimed at all local children, especially those at Linden Elementary School, and Glen Ridge parents are also leading an effort to replace old instruments and buy new ones for students in the middle and high school bands and jazz ensemble. Glen Ridge takes pride in its commitment to musical education.
Blues sessions are as follows:
* Week #1: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Aug. 9, 10, 11 and 12.
* Week #2: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Aug. 16, 17, 18 and 19.
* Week #3: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Aug. 23, 24, 25 and 26.
Sessions are held at the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center (train station), 228 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.
Registration for the four-session (Monday through Thursday), eight-hour program is $150.
Mail registrations to: Glen Ridge Recreation, 228 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 6.
-- For more information, e-mail Paul Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org.