Sheila E. surprises third-graders at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School

  • After drumming togther, Sheila E., left, and third grader Jayden Horne take a bow to applause by Jayden's music classmates at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami on Friday, April 4, 2014. Sheila E., a Grammy-nominated singer/drummer/percussionist, led the students in a jam session and music lesson at the school, 45 SW 13th St., Miami. She is in Miami in to accept the Hispanicize 2014 Latinovator Award, given to Latino/Hispanic individuals who have made a positive impact in their industry. Sheila E. is the co-founder of the Elevate Hope Foundation and is dedicated to increasing children's self-esteem and school attendance by ensuring all youngsters have equal access to art and music education. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Grammy-nominated singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E. admires Julian Gonzalez's drumming during a jam session and music lesson for third graders at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami on Friday, April 4, 2014. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Liana Figueroa -- whose feet barely reach the drum pedals -- happily makes noise during a music class visit by Grammy-nominated singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E. on Friday, April 4, 2014. Sheila E. spent an hour with third graders at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami, to lead a jam session, music lesson and to give a set of drumsticks to each of the students. She is in Miami in to accept the Hispanicize 2014 Latinovator Award, given to Latino/Hispanic individuals who have made a positive impact in their industry. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Third graders at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami entertain visitor Grammy-nominated singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E., left, during her visit to the school on Friday, April 4, 2014. After the recorder performance, Sheila E. led the students in a jam session and music lesson. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Singer Sheila E. backs up Sophia Eckardt during a jam session for third-graders at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami, 45 SW 13th St., on Friday. The former Prince collaborator, who surprised the students with a music lesson sponsored by Cricket Wireless, also was in Miami to accept the Hispanicize 2014 Latinovator Award. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Third graders in Sharlene Kossuth's music class share a group hug with Grammy-nominated singer/drummer/percussionist Sheila E. at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami on Friday, April 4, 2014. Sheila E. led the students in a jam session and music lesson at the school, 45 SW 13th St., Miami. She is in Miami in to accept the Hispanicize 2014 Latinovator Award, given to Latino/Hispanic individuals who have made a positive impact in their industry. Sheila E. is the co-founder of the Elevate Hope Foundation and is dedicated to increasing children's self-esteem and school attendance by ensuring all youngsters have equal access to art and music education. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF