The Steady March of Championing for Music Ed

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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. In episode six Mark Despotakis, NAMM member from Progressive Music, interviews NAMM Members Mark Goff and Tom Meyer.

“[Paige’s Music] made the commitment that music education is something that we’re going to do as part of everyday life,” said Goff. “It’s a long, slow, steady march; it’s not a sprint.”

Sound bites from the podcast:

“If you’re passionate about music education, you’re going to have to take a leadership role. Start at the community level, with school board members as well as your local state representatives- they’re very available.” - Tom Meyer

“Champion music education at the state level and at the local level. Every individual and every organization has a chance to do something.” – Mark Goff

“Advocacy is simply a matter of making an appointment with someone who has influence and talking about something that you’re passionate about.” - Mark Goff

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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