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Review for Education Through Music, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Education Through Music has made a great impact on the lives and development of my students. They look forward to their weekly music class as a space and time where they can create, explore, build confidence, and develop a sense of community.

The organization has a strong student-centered philosophy that asserts all children benefit from a well-rounded education that includes the arts. Through sequenced curriculum, well-stocked classrooms (instruments, teaching aids, libraries, etc.), and high-quality concert productions, Education Through Music equips students in some of the least advantaged neighborhoods in the city with skills and experiences that will serve them throughout their lives.

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

Over time, I have witnessed my students develop skills in areas such as discipline, self-expression, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking as a result of music learning. Ongoing professional development and staff support for teachers ensures that students receive the best quality music instruction. I have implemented countless teaching strategies and lesson ideas from these sessions. I am a more confident and effective educator thanks to my experience with Education Through Music!

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

With programs in over two dozen schools across the city, the program staff members stretch themselves thin providing support to all their teachers and clients. Resources for additional personnel would help strengthen existing programs and allow for the organization's expansion as well.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I serve as the general music teacher for two elementary schools in the Bronx with Education Through Music.