Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight!
We invite you to meet Olga, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”. Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students.
We hope you enjoy Olga’s story “The Domra and My Student”. View our all of our students’ stories on our new Reflections: Voices of English Learners web page!
Here is the story about My Domra and Me
I was trying to learn mandolin at first to match my husband’s guitar. I paid $40 online to get a mandolin just to find out if I could play any music, instrument or not. Secondly, I found a mandolin teacher online. My teacher was Zhenya Tochenaya who is a key domra play of WBS. She told me to abandon my mandolin and adopt a wonderful Russian folk instrument called domra. That’s the first time I knew and saw the domra. After a couple of lessons, Zhenya introduced me to join WBS and I was addicted to Domra and WBS since then.
Read more of Olga and Li’s story on page 35 from our 3rd edition of Reflections.