The Garage

Behind the wooden door, several 7-year old kids stay on a big couch, laughing and and waiting for their turn to rehearse. The place looks like a cosy mountain cabin. It’s warm, it has wool rugs, a stove, a big poster with Kurt Cobain, many books, vinyls. 

Next to the the younger kids, some teenage girls just sit around a table and talk. A ninth grade boy heads to the piano and start playing a The White Stripes song. The little kids gather around him and tickle him. Everybody takes their shoes off as they enter the Garage. They move across the room in colorful socks.

The Garage has been a rehearsal place for local bands in Calarasi. Now it's a place where young kids and teenagers from a nearby school learn to play instruments and come to rehearse.

Kids are accompanied by Andrei, a music teacher and the owner of the Garage, and Ben Ellerby, a 26-year old British teacher who lives in Calarasi.