Nashville’s Goal For A Better Community With Music Makes Us

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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. In episode one host Mary Luehrsen interviews Laurie Schell, Director of Music Makes Us, from Metro Nashville Public Schools.

“We see a correlation between music participation and ACT scores and grade-point averages in graduation rates,” said Schell. “Music students are engaged, focused, happy, and excited to come to school.”

Download episode one to hear the sound bites below, and many more.

Sound bites from the podcast:

“The goal of Music Makes Us is to create more opportunities for access for music education, to create more participation; we want more kids making music and more opportunities to stay with music making throughout their school careers from Kindergarten through grade 12.” - Laurie Schell

“Nashville’s identity is in music and the entertainment field; so many artists are living here now. Not every community is Nashville, but every community has these elements and these assets. There’s a goal for a better community.”- Mary Luehrsen

“Have a passion; tell the story; and execute. Those are important to what we do.” – Laurie Schell

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education. Host Mary Luehrsen chats with teachers, parents, students and community leaders who share stories about what they are doing to create music learning opportunities. Please download, share and subscribe to keep up with the stories that make a difference in music education advocacy.

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