You want a teacher who will inspire and nurture your child’s musical growth and love for music. When looking for a music teacher: 1. Ask friends and parents of your child’s peers. 2. Don’t overlook local music teacher organizations, music stores, schools or churches. 3. Look for trial lessons. This is a great way to…

El Sistema, Venezuela’s cherished youth orchestra and choir training program, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and a student delegation from New York got to experience the musical festivities thanks to a sponsorship from CITGO. 40 students from UpBeat NYC, a “nonprofit organization that provides free musical training for underserved children in the South Bronx,” headed down…

You’ve probably seen the video: a classroom full of young kids rocking out to their amazing instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, never missing a beat. With almost 4.5 million views, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists got the Internet’s attention and became a well-deserved viral sensation. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are comprised of an assortment of…

A lovely piece on PRI entitled “Girls Rock Camp saved my life” highlights the account of Erica Flores, the Program Director of Girls Rock Austin and Co-Chair of Marketing and Fundraising for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, who felt aimless after grad school and moved to Los Angeles to “quit music” before she stumbled into…