Due to extreme budget cuts, music is disappearing from our primary education system. Music Workshop is an innovative turnkey music program, offered for free to public elementary schools.Starting in Feb '12, Music Workshop will be introducing a preview series to 15 public elementary schools in Oregon-effecting over 6000 students. Music Workshop teaches students music history, appreciation and how to use music as a tool to be successful in life. By 2014, Music Workshop will be a national program.
It is extremely difficult to expose our elementary school aged children to music when it is being cut year after year from our public school system. There is ample evidence that music helps students develop the
attitudes, characteristics, and intellectual skills required to participate effectively in our global society.
Music teaches self-discipline, reinforces self-esteem, fosters thinking, communication and creativity.
Music Workshop is an innovative, turnkey and supplemental music education program that is offered free of charge to all public elementary schools. The program will be presented to all students attending a participating school. Music Workshop will prove to be an effective way to teach students the history of music and music appreciation, and it will most importantly give students an understanding on how to use music in their lives to be successful.
Music Workshop's program can be quickly implemented in any public elementary school with minimal resources needed from the school.Therefore, MW''s program will be able to expand into many schools affecting many students in a very quick time frame.Feb '12 MW will be previewing the first series with 12 Oregon public elementary schools-affecting 5000+students.Fall '12 MW will roll out the 2nd round of the programming to 100 schools = 50,000+student. Fall'13 MW will be offered at the national level.
Total Funding Received to Date: $700
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $49,300
Total Funding Goal: $50,000