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An epic solution for saving school music programs

March 25, 2016 by hh | 0 comments

3d Printed Violins – reprinted article from UPWORTHY


Imagine a high school bus stop around 7:30 a.m.

You’d see maybe eight teenagers: three holding sports duffle bags; one reading a library book; another holding a large art portfolio. The last three might be holding instrument cases shaped like guitars, violins, and trombones.

But what if those instruments disappeared? Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many K-12 students across the country.

These days, most American K-12 schools are focusing heavily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, but performing arts programs are getting left behind. When extracurricular budgets are tight, music programs are often the first to go.

As it turns out, STEM programs could actually save music programs.

That’s Kaitlyn Hova’s great idea.

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December 2, 2014
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All 5th graders please bring your instrument and music for rehearsal tomorrow (12/3/14) morning at Simmons.  Transportation is provided.

October 10, 2014
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How to Motivate your Child to Practice

By Dr. Robert A. Cutietta from:  http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/how-to-motivate-your-child-to-practice/ Among the numerous challenges that parents face in handling children’s music lessons (choosing the instrument, finding a good teacher, etc.), getting kids to practice is the most daunting of all. The severity of … Continue reading