This has been a rich and lively week. The children have immersed themselves in the world of jazz. They are humming a tisket-a-tasket, talking about Charlie Parker and the Cotton Club, and "skatting" like pros. They are true improvisors. We had some wonderful guests come in to share their music with us. Pyeng Threadgill is a professional jazz artist and voice teacher. She was instrumental in bringing this week to life. She shared her passion and understanding of jazz with all of us. Carolynn Murphy also joined us this week. Carolynn is multi-faceted. She is an environmental educator and a jazz artist. She brings all of her talents to share with YPT this summer. Celia Caro is the visual teaching artist who has worked with the children this week. Chances are you have heard about Celia. The children adore her. She brings our performance work to another level by giving the children interesting materials to create art with that deepen their exploration of the theme. All of us work collaboratively and discuss the needs of the individual children and the ensemble as a whole. Our mission is the same. We want to provide the children the tools to explore, connect, discover, express, and create.