***Music and Education Series: El Sistema Inspired Programs***
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Providing the experience, knowledge, and skills of music is one of the most important things we can do to promote learning and healthy growth in young people. The El Sistema program has inspired and helped to develop similar programs around the world. Today’s post is a thoughtful letter to teachers in these programs from the authors of Playing for Their Lives.
The featured images are the work of Iris Grace Halmshaw, a young English girl who is a brilliant painter who is also on the autism spectrum and strongly influenced by music. Check out her website, http://www.irisgracepainting.com
“Our book Playing for Their Lives (playingfortheirlives.com) grew from our observations of teaching in El Sistema-inspired programs around the world, in over 25 countries and at over 100 program sites. This global faculty brings deep experience and skills to the shared global Sistema experiment…”
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