“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them...The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” This quote from President Gerald Ford is one of many that emphasizes how important music is in early education.
The students at my urban school in Indiana are curious and eager to learn.
My students are from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and love to learn from each other. However, many of them have experienced poverty and have difficult home lives. As a teacher, it is my job to give these children a wonderful experience. My school is full of hardworking teachers who are doing everything they can to teach these children that they are important and that they can achieve success in school and in life.
My students need a new glockenspiel and a new xylophone to get closer to our goal of having enough instruments for each child in a class. These two instruments will be added to my collection of barred instruments, and I will use them to teach music reading and listening skills in addition to composition and improvisation. These instruments help children feel successful by making beautiful sounds, and they make it so easy for children to experiment with creating their own music. With the addition of these beautiful new instruments and mallets, I will be able to teach lessons that include singing, playing, and movement. Children will be able to experience a concept rather than just study it, which will drastically improve comprehension and the ability to apply that concept in later lessons.
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