Education Through Music, Inc.
January 28, 2011
I am proud to have been a board member of Education Through Music for the past five years. My decision to join the board was based on the time I spent visiting partner schools and meeting with the dedicated teaching and administrative staff. What I found (and continue to see to this day) is a program focused on bringing demonstrable positive change to our most needy communities. Quantitatively the music program has been shown to help students in schools that we serve improve their english and math test scores. What is harder to measure is the pride the students and their parents have in achieving new skills in music.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Having the opportunity to see the positive interaction in class between students and their music instructor; observing the community pride at concerts and recitals.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find ways to expand the impact of ETM to more schools and regions.
Board Member & I have helped ETM with their online plans and have also participated in developing their strategic plan.