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[Xmca-l] Re: Non-formal music education for working-class children

Thank you very much Peter!

2013/12/4 Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu>

> Ulvi, I can't directly answer your inquiry, which I'm happy to see posed
> here. But I can direct you to an incredibly successful organization that
> focuses on jazz rather than classical music.
> http://jazzhousekids.org/home.php is run by singer Melissa Walker and her
> husband, bass player Christian McBride (probably the world's greatest jazz
> bassist at this point) in the Newark, NJ area. I know of it because my
> brother is chair of their board (and McBride's 3rd favorite bass player, I
> might add, after Ray Brown, whose bass McBride plays, and Jaco Pastorius).
> They do collect whatever they can find that justifies the role of music in
> education and beyond, and include lists of benefits and outcomes, although
> I don't know how many of them have empirical support beyond what the people
> in the program find through their work with kids. I've written a couple of
> checks, and a couple of pieces supporting what they do:
> Smagorinsky, P. (2013, January 21). My View: Hear the music - STEM studies
> aren't the only path to a better future. CNN Schools of Thought. Available
> at
> http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/22/hfr-my-view-hear-the-music-stem-studies-arent-the-only-path-to-a-better-future/
> Walker, M., & Smagorinsky, P. (2013, January 1). The power of school music
> programs: Students come for the music and stay for the math. Atlanta
> Journal-Constitution. Available at
> http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2013/01/01/the-power-of-school-music-programs-students-come-for-the-music-and-stay-for-the-math/?cxntfid=blogs_get_schooled_blog
> These brief essays are not research, but describe how their programs do a
> great job with a whole lot of kids in providing what I've called a positive
> social updraft in their lives through music.
> Anyhow, hope this helps, and that if anyone's got a few bucks to donate to
> a good cause, they keep this great outfit in mind. p
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Ulvi Içil
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:46 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Non-formal music education for working-class children
> Dear all,
> Does any body know for any experience in which a master or Ph.D. thesis is
> written for an experience in which low income children learn playing music
> instruments for Western classical music and this process, together with
> children's changes also the lives of  the parents, functioning as a
> learning process for parents also, in overall changing the interactions
> between children and parents, and children themselves.
> Ulvi
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