In an interview with Belize's Channel 5, Ute explained the situation,
“As you know in Belize, the climate is tropical; this is not something that the string instruments are designed for. And the weather, the humidity, it does certain things to the instruments so they have to really be cared for and looked after properly because they become hard to play after a while. So what we are trying to do here is just give the teachers an idea of how they can best care for the students’ and their own instruments so that they stay comfortable to play, they make a nice sound, the (sic) response musically."
The passion of these musicians and soon-to-be luthiers is inspiring, especially knowing music in Belize will move forward into a better future for everyone. Participants of the LSF-USA's Belize project were enthusiastic, to say the least; I believe we should be thanking them! -
Linda at Hock Tools