Music education is an essential component of a well-rounded education – it catalyzes students’ academic achievement, increases their motivation for school, boosts their self-confidence, and supports their social and emotional well-being. Yet, far too many students do not have access to music education.
Education Through Music: The Podcast addresses this inequity by highlighting the value of music education to students, the critical role that qualified music teachers have in transforming classrooms into spaces of learning and discovery, and music’s unique ability to strengthen school communities.
Every month, podcast host and Education Through Music Instructional Supervisor, Noah Teachey, sits down with guest teachers, students, families, schools administrators, and education researchers to discuss the importance of music education in our schools and in the lives of the 20,000 students Education Through Music serves across New York City.
Education Through Music is a 30 year-old music nonprofit organization that partners with under-resourced New York City schools to build sustainable music programs.
Episode 1: Why do we need music in schools?
In this first episode of Education Through Music: The Podcast, Noah sits down with Education Through Music teachers Keefe, Yovelah, Martha, Sky, Elaina, Josh, Alfredo, and Buell to discuss the importance of music in schools. They reflect on their own lives as music students and connect these formative experiences to the important work they do now as teachers.