“Piano makes me feel like I’m in a different world,” student Isaiah Kaimachendeh told the Register. “It makes me go away from all the stress.”
According to the Register, Juliette Low School of the Arts, one of nine schools in the Magnolia School District and an accredited school of the arts for the past two years, applied for a Keys of Inspiration Grant in 2018 through the Lang Lang International Music Foundation to fund the lab.
Founded in 2008 by renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, part of the foundation’s mission is to find funding to bring music instruction to public schools with limited finances.
“For the vast majority of our students, this is their first experience playing a musical instrument,” Principal Debra Von Sprecken told the Register. “Teachers in other classes have observed students … become more engaged in learning and are more willing to take risks.”
Here are some other education news items from throughout the region for the week ending Feb. 8.
Californians overwhelmingly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent proposals to increase funding for all levels of education and are optimistic that he and the legislature can work together to accomplish a lot, a new poll found.