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CHILDRENS MUSIC FOUNDATION INC
January 25, 2011

The Children's Music Foundation has pioneered an experiential curriculum for kindergarten and first-grade teachers to engage their students in musical lessons, appreciation, and creation. CMF's approach builds from the pedagogical and neurological research that shows the connection between musical ability & appreciation, self-discipline, goal-setting, and mathematical aptitude and educational achievement as children move through grade school and beyond. It's an exciting and low-cost way to fuel the imaginations of kids and teachers and is helping transform classrooms into places where "creative juices" are nutured.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen classrooms of kids becoming creative labs for fun and academic learning through the CMF curriculum.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to spread its message and approach nationally more quickly than we've so far been able to do.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I serve on the Board of the Children's Music Foundation and am inspired by its efficacy.