During the school year, Charlie, a first grade student at Liberty Park Elementary School, experienced the loss of his mother. Since then, he’s had trouble coping with her passing and difficulties interacting with other students. Last week, Charlie met musicians from the Palm Beach Pops orchestra who are visiting his school for their weekly Music & You classroom session. Charlie learned to sing a new song that was taught to the class, and it reminded him of his mom. The healing power of music touches the human heart and soul, bringing hope and comfort through even the darkest times.
“My mom’s in heaven and that song sounds like heaven,” whispered Charlie to his teacher. “I miss my mom so much and she’d be so proud of me singing.” And after seeing the brass and woodwinds instruments the prior week, Charlie, along with his father, learned how to make his own woodwind instrument that he showed to his class