Welcome to Education Through Music: The Podcast!
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. However, far too many students in our city do not have access to music education.
Our new podcast series will address 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.
Why do all students need access to music education?
How does music support students’ social and emotional well-being?
What are the effects of music on child development?
How does music strengthen school communities?
What is music role’s in addressing the academic and emotional effects of the pandemic on students?
Every month, podcast host and ETM Instructional Supervisor, Noah Teachey, will explore these questions and more as he 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 ETM serves across New York City.
EPISODE 1: Why do we need music in schools?
In our first episode, Noah sits down with Education Through Music Teachers to discuss the value of music in schools. They reflect on their own lives as music students and connect their formative, personal experiences to the important work they do now as music teachers at under-resourced schools across New York City.