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

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]

 

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

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]

 

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

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]

 

Instrumental Music Education and the Power of Play in Our Schools

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]

 

The Music Education (or Creativity) Achievement Gap in America, and How We Can Begin to Fix It

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]

 

How Parents can Change Their Family Tree Through Their Child’s Music Education

As we look toward recruiting students for next year, try simply walking through the halls before and after school, or during lunches, with different instruments. I know it sounds crazy but if you start teaching instruments in 6th grade, walk around the 5th grade hallways with a different instrument as often as possible. And not just walk around, sell it, show it off, channel your inner cheerleader! Milk it for […]