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Education Through Music Expands to Seven New Schools

dsc_7689Education Through Music (ETM) has partnered with seven new schools for the 2016-17 school year, in its efforts to rebuild music education in inner-city schools. The ETM program provides music as a core subject to all students at each school, including students with special needs. Strong leadership is central to the ETM program, and each new partner school has a principal who demonstrates exemplary leadership and a commitment to create a sustainable, long-term music program. These seven new schools increase ETM’s roster to 50 partner schools throughout New York City:

  • S. 51 X, 695 E. 182nd St., Bronx, NY
  • S. 214 X, 1970 W. Farmers Rd., Bronx, NY
  • S. 242 X, 1551 E. 172nd Street, Bronx, NY
  • S. 309 K, 794 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • S. 106 Q, (Queens), 180 Beach 35th St., Far Rockaway, NY
  • S. 21 R, 168 Hooker Pl., Staten Island, NY
  • S. 57 R, 140 Palma Dr. Staten Island, NY

“Every student of these schools will now benefit from an enriched educational experience that includes music education,” said Peter Pauliks, Director of Programs for Education Through Music. “We know music education can invigorate students’ motivation for school, improve their self-confidence and improve academic achievement.”

As part of the partnership, ETM provides support to new schools to equip music classrooms and hire teachers. The program also provides curriculum and year-round professional development for music teachers, including tuition reimbursement for those who are pursuing a master’s degree.

“ETM is grateful to its longstanding partner schools and we welcome these new schools as they embark on a new school year bringing quality music education to every student in the school,” says Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music.  “Music education is unlocking the potential of these students and giving them the tools they need to become life-long learners and achieve greater success in life.”