My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Childrens Music Foundation Inc, Kirkland, WA, USA
After 23 yrs of teaching young children, I have had the opportunity to work as Program Director for CMF from the beginning. I strongly believe in providing young children with an educational experience that integrates the "Arts" and builds on their natural creativity. I have had the privilege of seeing children participate in the "First Note" curriculum and it's a joy to see their faces light up with the excitement they feel playing an instrument and moving to the music.
First Note is a standardized curriculum that will have young musicians, ages 5-7 singing, moving and playing percussion instruments from lesson 1 through lesson 30. At the end of the school year they will have mastered over 48 songs, several percussion instruments and an understanding of beat and rhythm that will create a foundation for the rest of their lives.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the joy on the children's faces as they sing, move and play percussion instruments. I've received positive feedback about our "First Note", beta program from teachers across the country. Emphasizing the need for music programs that are easy to implement and fun for the kids just like FIrst Note.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Encourage everyone to support CMF so we can spread the Music throughout world!