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Bop to the Top: Teaching Karaoke Class

FCSN youth volunteer Sara Kuang shares her experience teaching Matthew karaoke. Despite awkward moments during the first session, Sara quickly pivoted and tailored the classes to fit Matthew’s interests. In the process, they both learned a lot from each other, had an amazing time singing karaoke, and developed a genuine friendship. Continue reading Bop to the Top: Teaching Karaoke Class

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2021 Summer Advanced Music Camp Concert

One of our most anticipated summer camps is the Music Camp, where campers come together to rehearse and practice several songs over 3 days, and put on a performance on the final day of camp. This year, despite the pandemic, 15 talented campers delivered yet another wonderful virtual concert. Continue reading 2021 Summer Advanced Music Camp Concert

Feeling the Beat

Bellarmine Percussion teachers Jacob, Charles, Anthony, Adam, and Shoaib have been bringing people together by teaching percussion since 2018. Since the pandemic, they have had to move their lessons online, but they continue to adapt and devote themselves to teaching students with their passion. Classes are currently open for registration. Continue reading Feeling the Beat

My Experience Teaching Dance at FCSN

Teaching a class of special needs students can be nerve-racking, and even more so doing it over Zoom. Andria Luo shares her experience co-teaching a virtual dance class, and tips on how to make a virtual class fun and engaging for everyone in class. Continue reading My Experience Teaching Dance at FCSN

Winners of FCSN’s 2020 Annual Talent Showcase

Spotlight on Frank Prenot By Jessica Yu, FCSN Voices Youth Reporter Since the age of 15, Frank Prenot has been winning the crowd through drum performances. In 2016, he also started practicing and performing vocals. This year, he won top places at the 2020 annual FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) Special Needs Talent showcase for his individual performance and also with his acapella … Continue reading Winners of FCSN’s 2020 Annual Talent Showcase

2020 FCSN Special Needs Talent Showcase

By Kelly Ko, FCSN East Bay Outreach and Enrichment Programs Director The Special Needs Talent Showcase, which started in 2015, has always been a highlight for many of our talented individuals with special needs, as well as for those who have supported this event throughout the years. This competition motivates and encourages our special-needs individuals to work hard for something they really want to achieve. … Continue reading 2020 FCSN Special Needs Talent Showcase

3/23/19 Special Needs Talent Showcase

FCSN held its fifth Special Needs Talent Showcase at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theater last Saturday , which provides opportunities for people with special needs to express themselves through music, songs, and dances. We again have a wonderful group of performers this year, and they played to the cheering of a capacity crowd of 600+. Under the expert coordination of Emcee Christopher Showerman, the … Continue reading 3/23/19 Special Needs Talent Showcase