Archive for April 2010
I received a call from an Applebees’s representative informing me that one their executives heard about my work with the Kids for Coltrane and wanted to help out. Applebee’s and my school selected two dates in which the students and their families could dine, and ten percent of the bill would be given back to our school. The Kids for Coltrane students and I, with the support of our administration decided to create a music library with the funds. The music collection will be housed in our school library. This music library will be a fantastic resource for our teachers. Our educators will be able to borrow CDs to use with their students. We hope that the library grows and grows. The CDs will be presented to our principal during this month of April which is also Jazz Appreciation Month. The collection will include a variety of genres with a special focus on jazz which is America’s treasure. Below is a list of CDs in our start-up collection. We are grateful to Applebee’s for helping us with The Kids for Coltrane Music Library.
Hey I got an idea, why not create a Kids for Coltrane Music Library in your school…spread the word!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to co-facilitate the Arts/Music/Drama group on http://www.Edutopia.org. This is an innovative on-line publication created by George Lucas and his team at the George Lucas Educational Foundation. If you are a teacher looking for creative ideas that will bring life to your curriculum through visual arts, music, drama, and dance or an experienced arts educator, please join our group. Edutopia is a place where educators can come together to share what works in public education!