Music is enjoyable to listen to in the car or to relax at the end of a long day, but that is not all that it is good for. As a matter of fact, music is a great teacher for a lot of people. There are certainly some children who as musically inclined, and they have a way of learning better when something is put to music. What this means is that schools should adapt to that and bring more music into the classrooms.
Unfortunately, the budgets for music programs for a lot of public schools are currently being cut in favor of other things. That is not the case at Success Academy though. What Success Academy knows is that if children can use music in their education, then they are more likely to retain some of that information.
Joel Klein is a pianist, singer, and now a music instructor at Success Academy. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Music Education and puts it to good use teaching the children of Success Academy about the joys of music.
Naturally, music class is a favorite among the students. They like that they are able to learn something that appeals more directly to them. That is a lot more fun to them than some other subjects may be. At the same time, a little bit of music in the day helps them focus in more on the subjects that they might not want to deal with quite as much.
The music classes are creative and encourage the students to collaborate with one another to come up with new pieces. It is not so focus-driven as to not allow for fun. Rather, the music classes are all about exploring the possibilities of music in all of its beautiful forms. That is just how Joel Klein and Success Academy believe it should be done.