“If a kid takes a lesson and immediately finds that it’s not for them, we’ve still done our job. We still changed that kid’s life. It’s just the opportunity to try.”
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Often it is asked why such simplistic and derivative music has taken hold throughout the culture in the United States. One theory is that the gutting of music funding in public schools has resulted in a population that is less appreciative and understanding of the virtues of music, while the new generation of musicians is not being properly recruited, vetted, trained, and inspired.
As the emphasis on education continues to focus more on math and science, music…