Why Music Education Belongs in Public Schools

This brief video interview with Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music, articulates so many of the key reasons that music education in our schools is important. Interesting ideas that we also articulated in Everything We Needed to Know About Music, We Learned Playing Music include:
– The importance of finding ways to motivate students if we want to effectively educate them
– The idea that many students that don’t respond well to traditional education assessments often have exceptional talents
– Roger uses the term that it is “criminal” that we can’t make music educators available to students, a thought echoed by S. Neil Vineberg in the book.

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