Mr. Lavon Oke is a teacher here at Penn High School who is changing the lives of students by the works and sounds of music.
The class is called Electronic Music. The class focuses on the theory of music and learning how the things in the studio work, such as recording equipment in the first semester. In the second semester the students are allowed to bring in their equipment such as guitars, in order to have the ability to be able to produce music for their individual and group projects that they work on throughout the year. “Uh, this segment; messing around and we finally get to bring in instruments and we get to use equipment and before it was just learning microphones and how things work.” Senior, Sam Fett explains when asked what his favorite part of the class includes.
Mr. Oke teaches Orchestra besides teaching Electronic Music at Penn. His family is musically talented. “My father played piano, when I was a kid. I heard him a lot. My Mom played accordian. And when I was actually growing up, my big brother played trumpet.” Oke explains.
Electronic Music is available for 10th through 12th graders as an elective. It is located in Room 253.