3 Reasons Why Now — More Than Ever — America Needs Music in its Schools

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]

 

Why Scheduling More Performances Will Save Your Child’s Musical Life (and Your Music Program)

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]

 

Are We Really Teaching Students to be Creative When We Teach the Arts in Schools?

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]

 

What Percentage of Students are “Meant” to be Playing a Musical Instrument in School?

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]

 

What Makes a Great Music Teacher?

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]

 

A Few Truths Parents Must Understand When Their Child Begins Playing a Musical Instrument

Cicero, the great philosopher, held that one of The Six Mistakes of Man was “Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.” When I think something not doable, more importantly, when I fear my students think something not doable, I always remember the affirmation of Wernher von Braun, considered the father of the U. S. space program, “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the […]