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Reggae and ska music is loved in every place in the world. In Jamaica there is one place that has been preparing musicians to make the music since 1892 — The Alpha Institute. Since its start Alpha has made its focus caring for young people in need of education and providing skills training. Today Alpha is still caring for young people but is more than just music performance. Students learn recording and mixing and even disc jockey techniques. Today, Alpha students also need help from those who have been touched by Jamaican music and the March for Music Education answered the call.


Alpha’s keen appreciation for development extends beyond the classroom and even beyond the completion of the program. Indeed, the transition from school to work is of special importance for all students. In the case of music, Alpha music performance and technology graduates  have represented Alpha and Jamaica in places like Colombia and England for professional development opportunities. Read more about the experience of Alpha Institute past student Sajay Watson (pictured) in the British Council’s “Backstage To The Future” event production workshops. (more…)

The annual end of term Christmas lunch brings together staff, students and guest speakers for an upbeat end of year celebration made possible by The Lions Club of Kingston.  Entertainment by music students, music instructors and alumni are important to the celebration as well. This year, student and staff soloists were joined by Alpha past students Joven McCarthy, on soprano saxophone, and Devon Campbell, keyboard. Listen below!


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