Music Education Resources:
Music education resources for advocates, teachers and parents:
The following is an example of the power music has to advocate itself
A PERSONAL REFLECTION on "Music Education Resources":
Back in the spring of 2009, my wife and I were conducting a survey of parents in Park Slope, a fairly well-off neighborhood in Brooklyn. NY. We were investigating how the schools were doing. Our purpose was to determine the demand for tutors in math and English.
But we discovered instead something quite different; We found that the parents were wishing for, and even demanding that the existing schools restore education in MUSIC!
So, we did a bit more research and came up with this paradoxical fact, which you I'm sure already know: THERE IS SO MUCH FACTUAL INFORMATION WHICH PROVES HOW VITAL AND ESSENTIAL MUSIC EDUCATION IS, THAT YOU'D HAVE TO DELIBERATELY SHUT YOUR EYES TO NOT SEE IT!
Here's an example: The following PSA presents representative data from mainstream scientific research, massive statistical compilation by governmental agencies, thousands and thousands of academic records and numerous biographies of leading people in all fields [not only music]:
These videos compellingly and convincingly point up some irrefutable facts: MUSIC EDUCATION IS A 'CORE SUBJECT'. IT IS VITAL TO THE GROWTH AND SUCCESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL - IT IS ALSO ESSENTIAL TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC STRENGTH OF THE SOCIETY
Let's USE these, and the other resources linked below. And let's restore music education to its rightful place in our culture!
Click here for MORE music education resources: statistics, case studies, databases, etc. to help YOU make your case for the vital necessity of music education.
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Please read these unsolicited testimonials:
FROM A BASS PLAYER:
"My fingers actually DO what my brain tells them to do, WITHOUT getting confused."
~ Anthony Jerome Smith,
FROM A PIANIST:
"In 1976, my teacher gave me his copy of all the exercises, whereupon I made xeroxed pages to put in a binder.
"My teacher was amazed at my progress that in a year I could play, for example, the prelude #17 of Chopin!
FROM A GUITARIST:
"I was introduced to the Cowling System in the 1980's by a violinist in his seventies, who had amazing dexterity on his instrument for HIS age.
"Through the use of the COWLING SYSTEM, I went from "amateur" to an "A" level in music in a very short number of years.
"I have been using the exercises continuously since my friend gave them to me and believe me - THEY WORK."
~ Don Wills
FROM A VIOLINIST:
"I must say I am highly delighted with the way my fingering has improved since I commenced your hand strengthening exercises.
"Recently, I became very depressed about my playing and almost decided to give it up, but now I feel it's a pleasure, thanks to the Cowling System."
~ from:"THE VIOLINIST" Magazine,December, 1924
And - I'd love to see YOUR testimonial on this list!
YOU can truly master your instrument, IF you diligently do "THE ORIGINAL" COWLING SYSTEM of Hand Strengthening Exercises for Musicians.
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