BENEFITING: Education Through Music
ORGANIZER: Education Through Music
Jennie Blasser wrote -
On November 6th, I will be running the 2011 ING New York City Marathon in order to raise money for Education Through Music (ETM). ETM forms long-term partnerships with New York City schools that serve disadvantaged children and lack school-wide music programs. These partnerships provide weekly, skills- and standards-based music instruction to every child in each school, and provide supporting services such as training, professional development, leadership guidance, assessment and capacity building to music teachers, classroom teachers, principals and parents. Underlying all of ETM's programs and services is the philosophy that learning in music is as fundamental to the growth of children as learning in math, science, and literacy. The goal for education, especially at the elementary levels, is to provide a balance of experiences and opportunities that enables children to acquire as many intellectual, emotional, and social skills as possible, as deeply and thoroughly as possible.
ETM believes that:
- All children benefit from having music as part of their regular studies
- Children benefit most when their music education features the same rigor as other academic subjects, specifically: high-quality teaching and professionalism among music faculty; strong leadership; a comprehensive and sequential curriculum; and accountability for student learning outcomes
- School leaders and communities who are aware of the value of music education to their children will find a way to implement and institutionalize a well-balanced curriculum that includes music for all children.
Click here to learn more about Education Through Music:http://www.etmonline.org/about_us