HANNIBAL – Hannibal High School students can explore many music opportunities with the new music lab. A $10,000 grant secured by state Sen. Patricia Ritchie was used to fund much of the equipment.
The lab has a SMART Board, 15 student computer stations with headphones, controls, piano key boards and music composition programs.
A teacher station connects to each student work space so student learning can be more individualized.
“It’s on par with the best designed music labs in schools in New York State,” said Shirley Terrinoni, music teacher.
Installation of the equipment occurred in the summer months.
Because of the new space, the high school could offer two new electives: piano class and sound recording.
Future courses may be developed based on student interest and teacher time, Terrinoni said.