Archive | November, 2011

A World Without Music Education

2 Nov

There is a whole generation of children growing up without arts education in their lives despite irrefutable evidence that arts education provides everything we as a Nation and community say we want for our children.

  • Arts education stimulates and develops the imagination, problem solving and critical thinking ability;
  • Lends to overall academic achievement and school success;
  • Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.

I have created a Kickstarter Campaign to create a cost-effective, interactive music and arts curriculum called Louis and The Gator, that re-imagines Peter and the Wolf (the original music education symphony) to incorporate the instruments, players, style, culture and history of Jazz music with Louis Armstrong taking the place of the story’s main character.

And what could be more significant than encouraging the creativity of our young people and developing an audience for America’s homegrown classical music? This program aims to reconnect our youth to a musical heritage that has inspired and influenced some of the greatest minds of all time.

If you love music, arts and education — I urge you to back this campaign — every $1 counts!

And not only will you be contributing to a worthy cause,  there are many great rewards for pledging too! From tickets to a Harley White Jr. Jazz Orchestra performance, to private music lessons, and even an opportunity to have a private party thrown for you and up to 100 guests!

Please act quickly! We only have 7 days to reach our goal!

For information on how to support this campaign please go to: http://kck.st/qznZ5r

Thank you for your consideration!