After lunch we often sit around as a community for a little down time. Today when I came up from the dining hall I heard a jam session taking place in the Big Room. The piano, guitar and drum were accompanied by a couple of vocal performers. It's always nice to hear the sound of music coming out of the Big Room but it's especially nice when a group gets together to jam. We have about 10 students who are taking guitar lessons right now through a teacher who comes to the school twice a week. A lot of the teaching outside of that setting is done amongst peers. A student who has skill and knowledge will often spend time teaching other students so that they can jam in their free time. Students are encouraged to try new things while they are at Pine River so that they can develop hobbies and skills that will help keep them busy when they return home.
- Meghan McIntosh, Program Manager