How important is music education in schools?
April 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Dan Agree w/Derick 100%…..I saw mark in the 90s perform solo at a small church in S Fla and he was a true gent as well as top notch musician…….”Gina-Lolla-Breakdown” anyone? April 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Wintergrass (Bellevue, WA) Mark is right on target!!! You should see the exciting things that we’ve been doing at the Wintergrass Music Festival (Bellevue, WA) with Roots/Bluegrass music and youth education! You’ll see tons of kids jamming throughout the festival! Unlike the statistics for the music drop-out rate in the traditional school approach to music, kids learning American music find a community!
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Her son Krystopher added studying music has helped him with his reading fluency, creating mental images, and recognition of patterns. Krystopher previously learned to play clarinet and took private lessons four days a week for four years. He currently participates in his middle school band playing percussion. When asked what level of dedication is needed to be successful in music, he replied “A lot!” In New Jersey, River Edge’s Teacher of the Year, music teacher Kelly Dent said she enjoys watching students express themselves in a cooperative setting. She called those moments “pure magic.” “The experience can be as simple as performing a hand clapping game with a partner, or as complex as a four part canon, but the result is the same- an improvement in emotional well-being and enhanced sensitivity to the needs of others, Dent said.
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