As parents, we do the best we can to teach our kids, and be positive role models for them. But it takes a village, as they say, and one of the best role models in your village just might be your child’s music teacher.
Welcome to the first in a four-part series by Dr. John Benham, a nationally renowned music educator who specializes in helping save music programs that have been targeted for devastating budget cuts. In his first piece for AMP, Dr. Benham introduces us to two counties in which cuts to music education are proposed.
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Recently, a new campaign was launched by the National Association for Music Education called broader minded. The website offers a well-designed interface to help music education advocates like us make their cases to decision makers on every level.
So often it feels like the same small core of people always does the heavy lifting for the organization. By putting some forethought into recruiting volunteers, and perhaps building some of these ideas into your yearly calendar, your organization will reap the benefits for months and years to come.