Five Inspiring Ways to Take Music Education Out of the Classroom

If you teach music in your classroom, and feel squeezed by the increased time dedicated to STEM subjects, you might not realize that you have a secret educational weapon.

Only 2% of Americans (6.9 million people) work as scientists or engineers. Amateur scientists are hard to find—if your students strike up a conversation with a stranger about quadratic equations, it probably won’t help them pass their next math exam. On the other hand, an impressive 54% of Americans report that they or a member of their household play a musical instrument, and music is a classic subject for small talk (especially on first dates, or so I am told). Musicians, and music lovers, are everywhere. Full story.
Aaron Friedman (Education Week) / May 20, 2019

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