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Philadelphia Teachers Must Recognize Life Needs Before Educational Needs

“Today’s educators must recognize and address the ‘life’ needs of their students before beginning to recognize and address their educational needs,” says experienced educator David Bretzius.


(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.


(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.


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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.”


(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.


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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.


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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.


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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.