Education Through Music, Inc.
October 6, 2011
Education Through Music is an amazing program that has brought so much to our school. Before its inception here at PS 182 we had a very basic music education program that was provided to only a small percentage of our population. It left a lot teachers like myself with NO music background in charge of teaching their classes music. Fast forward to now and we have an outstanding program with highly qualified, dedicated music teachers who are able to capture the attention of every child and make learning exciting and fun. This year we even have an orchestra teacher and I had almost half my class sign up to learn to play an instrument! The vast majority of the students would never have had any of these opportunities if it weren't for Education Through Music. I myself never had any formal music lessons or music teacher until high school. I have learned so much in the last couple of years with the Education Through Music Program and realize the importance of music in children's lives that I have already started music lessons for my own two children who are under the age og three. I applaud Education Through Music for the stellar job they are doing. My entire class cannot wait until 10:10 on Wednesdays when we have our music class and I am proud to say I can't wait either. It is fun for all of us and I love to participate right along with the students.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Watching the students grow and learn and love every moment of it. To see the excitement on their faces when they have finished singing for a concert or when they learned their first song on the recorder. The teachers and supervisors go out of their way to help the teachers out in areas other than music too. For example- helping choose music for the shows, providing background on various composers for culture of the month projects or choreographing a dance for the Dance Festival.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
get it into more schools. The more educated our students are the more opportunities they will receive which will make our future a whole lot better!
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How did you find this group?
Education Through Music began its program in our school in the 2009-2010 school year.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
As stated earlier I have learned the importance of music in children's lives from Education Through Music. I have involved both of my young children in music classes and even purchased a piano in the hopes to one day learn to play along with my children.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I am a classroom teacher who is as eager as the students to learn as much as I can through the Education Through Music Program.