Recognizing that not all students who enjoy music are able to or want to join band or choir, Mathews High School decided to launch a new music class this school year. Students in grades 9-12 are now able to take guitar class with band director David Ottney, who actually began his journey into music on a guitar.
“Guitar was my gateway into the music world. When I was 10, my dad got me my own acoustic guitar and book of Beatles songs and I was hooked,” said teacher David Ottney. “My goal for this class was to provide a similar experience for our students at Mathews High School. Specifically, we were targeting certain kids who have a passion for music, but might not fit in the traditional band or choir setting.”