2019 Rogers Scholar and Pineville Independent High School student Shane Messer is sharing his love for music through interactive music videos.

He started the Daily Music Theory video project, which includes a series of instructional videos, to help musicians of all ages learn how to read music and study music theory.

“This project meant a lot to me because I love music and wanted to share that love and knowledge with my community,” Messer said. “I believe there are many adults in the community who want to learn about music, but never got the chance or believed they couldn’t learn about music. That simply isn’t true. Music is for everyone, and it is also an integral part to a child’s education that is lacking in many places today.”

The high school student partnered with Pineville Independent schools to get the music theory instructional videos placed on the school’s website and reached out to band and choir director Dale Mayberry to share the information with his students.

To garner a larger audience, Messer created a YouTube channel for his Daily Music Theory video project. The series includes a total of 10 instructional videos based on AP (Advanced Placement) Music Theory.

“Although I don’t know anything about music, the music theory videos have given me an understanding of some of the basics,” said viewer Sherry Hoskins.

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.