In my more than 30 years working in music education, I have observed a great deal of change. However, one constant is the overwhelming impact that music teachers have on the overall success of their students.
Wouldn't you like to find new ways to get parents more involved with their students' home practice and progress? Of course you do. We all do! According to the Harvard Family Research Project, parental engagement is universally associated with higher achievement on grades, test scores and teacher rating.
A school's music program can be a catalyst for uniting the community with ensembles serving as ambassadors not only around campus but also around town. To achieve this kind of success, support is required on all fronts.