Music Lab: Deacon Izzy and The Congregation

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Explore how to create click tracks, simple melodic patterns that keep time for the entire band, with music educator Deacon Izzy. He’ll share his passion for uplifting others through song and perform a soulful set with his band The Congregation. Kids will get hands-on with iPad to create their own fun click track in GarageBand. This session is part of our Community Activism series.

For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.

Deacon Izzy


Isaac “Deacon Izzy” Bell moved to Washington, D.C., in 2008 to hone his musical composition and trombone skills at Howard University. He was a member of the jazz ensemble, marching band, and trombone ensemble.

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