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(Students at MLK High School jam at an outdoor display, part of the "High School Nation" music education tour.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Traveling Music Education Event Visits Philadelphia’s MLK High School

A traveling music and technology festival was in Philadelphia on Friday, giving high school students an arts experience they might not otherwise get because of budget cuts.

10/04/2013

(Sunlight filtering through a skylight bathes the atrium of School District headquarters as music teachers and supporters perform a "farewell concert."  Credit: Pat Loeb)

A Requiem For Instrumental Music Instruction in Philadelphia Public Schools

It was a bittersweet melody at Philadelphia School District headquarters as instrumental music teachers played a farewell concert. They are all being laid off due to budget cuts.

06/24/2013

(Ryan Crump.  Photo provided)

For One Philadelphia Drummer, His Beat Is Helping Kids In Need Learn Music

“I come from a family that wasn’t able to afford a drum set at the time,” says Ryan Crump, founder of the Philly Drum Project. “I understand the need.”

06/04/2012

(Justin Guarini, second from right, is among the surprise guests congratulating Scott Teachner, second from left, on his retirement after 35 years as an influential  music teacher.   Credit: Mark Shegda)

Bucks Music Teacher, Retiring After 35 Years, Gets a ‘Mr. Holland’ Farewell

The Central Bucks School District is bidding farewell to a popular music teacher who taught thousands of students, including some who went on to fame of their own in various ways.

05/30/2012

(File photo: an elementary school music class)

Area Educator Urges School Boards To Preserve Music Programs

The cash-strapped Bristol Township (Pa.) school board is mulling over the end of music classes, and it’s not the only district in a bind. But critics say this solution is shortsighted.

06/13/2011

(Photos provided)

Settlement Music School To Dedicate New Willow Grove Branch On Thursday

Nearly three years after breaking ground, a prominent Philadelphia-area music school will be dedicating its new building in Montgomery County later this week.

03/15/2011

(credit: Karin Phillips)

African-American Museum Launches ‘Lens Legacy’ Program

The African-American Museum in Philadelphia has announced its new “Lens Legacy” program, which will allow kids to learn the roots of the music business.

12/10/2010