Music Education for All
I firmly believe that a life is greatly enhanced through hands-on music making (musicking). Also, as art educators we teach a subject that just begs for criticism and discussion. Unfortunately, most students in American schools will never see the benefits of hands-on enjoyment or the ability to offer informed criticisms that might be contrary to the opinions of the past. Either because of the limited (to no) time allotted for music classes or lack of teacher and/or curricular vision, millions of opportunities for bettering our citizenry are lost every year. If we all sang, dance, clapped and communicated more critically, it could be a much different world.