5 Sep 2018

National Statistics and Facts

…From the Children’s Music Workshop’s “Top Ten Advocacy Points for Everyone”: The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania School District analyzed its 1997 dropout rate in terms of students’ musical experience. Students with no ensemble performance experience had a dropout rate of 7.4 percent. Students with one to two years of ensemble experience had a dropout rate of 1 […]

5 Sep 2018

RMF and Advocacy

How do you help your child succeed in overall academic performance? By supporting your school’s music education program! English, Mathematics, Science and Foreign language skills are all positively impacted by your child’s participation in your school’s chorus, orchestra or band. While many schools are cutting or downsizing their existing music classes, research and experience bear […]

5 Sep 2018

Why Advocate for School Music Programs?

Reading Musical Foundation has been a local advocate for music education for a number of years, and has access to decades of statistics and testimonials at the district, local, state and national level. We make this data available to any district or advocate. 1. Curricular Value of Music Education The first and foremost reason behind […]

5 Sep 2018

On facebook®? Then join PLAN: The PMEA Leadership Advocacy Network.

PLAN: The PMEA Leadership Advocacy Network – “the official PMEA facebook® group dedicated to strengthening and/or saving school music programs” (administered by Rich Victor). Click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PLANAdvocacy

5 Sep 2018

Check out these words of our local students and educators…

We loved reading these articles recently in The Reading Eagle! Playing music boosts intelligence – Jill Crosby, Exeter HS In quest for STEM, keep a grip on the arts – Jenny Xie, Wilson HS Music unlocks deepest mysteries of the brain – Sneha Anmalsetty, Wilson HS Early education key to developing interest in STEAM – Dr. Jill M. Hackman, Executive Director, BCIU […]

5 Sep 2018

Did you see this recent press courtesy of PennsylvaniaHomes?

Reading Musical Foundation: Keeping Kids in School in Berks County http://www.pennsylvaniahomes.com/articles/reading-music-foundation