When our Piano Students Inspire Others: The Socially Conscious Piano Studio

Engaging in acts of kindness and collaboration is a mainstay of healthy living and a profound way to head off feelings of isolation, burnout, and depression. At the age students typically start piano lessons, they are also reaching a developmental stage in which they begin to think outside of themselves. All schools implement statewide curriculum g...
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Community Music Schools as Advocates for Social Justice

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As music educators we know that music serves multiple functions across society. Music helps a community mourn the loss of a friend, it serves as a chant at a sporting event, it gives space for self-expression, it inspires a cause, and so much more. Music is found across all cultures, social strata, and races. It might be hip-hop, rap, orchestral, j...
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The Role of the Arts in Social Justice

 What do weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, quinceañeras, and other celebrations and rites of passage have in common? How many times does someone say they relate a particular piece of music to a specific event? What can invoke a meaningful childhood memory? For some it may be a mother's lullaby that was passed down through generations. For othe...
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