Engaging Children in Active Scholastic Music Making

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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. In episode five Mark Goff, president and CEO of Paige’s Music and chairman of NAMM’s Board of Directors, interviews Eric Martin, executive director of Music for All.

“Music For All’s vision is to be a catalyst,” said Martin. “To ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to engage in active music making in his or her scholastic environment.”

Sound bites from the podcast:

“It’s the largest gathering band students will ever have of music makers who have a similar being and purpose and desire that they have.” – Eric Martin

“The four parts of a successful program: students who want to learn, teachers who have the ability and the will to teach, an administration that would be supportive, and then a parental community and a general community that supports the concept of making possible the best opportunities for students. - Eric Martin

“When the school year starts -and the planning for Grand Nationals- it becomes a community, a parental, a student, and a school experience.” - Eric Martin

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education. Teachers, parents, students and community leaders 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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