20 May Our Latest Adventure
As part of the Tampa 21st Century Community Learning Centers project, Instruments of Change® is bringing piano lessons to students attending certain Title 1 schools in Hillsborough County, FL
This summer we provided on-site music instruction in the form of piano lessons. In all, 72 students were taught the basics of piano and music theory. The goal of this project is to improve the lives of the children through music education. In the process of learning a musical instrument, the children are mentored in essential life-skills including: hard work, personal accomplishment and improved self-esteem. In addition, studies show that students who learn to play a musical instrument do better in school, score higher on math and language skills testing, are more likely to graduate high school and are less likely to be involved in drug and alcohol abuse.
We will begin new classes in September of 2011 with the program scheduled to continue through July 2012. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality.