• Manavi Bajpai

Welcome to Piece Of The Week !

Piece of the Week(POW). Music education is so much more than learning how to read notes, music theory, sight-reading, and ear training. It is about putting all the components together and playing a piece to make your own, by interpretation. At Tunes For Kidz we want to provide holistic music education; for example, “Tuesday Talks” is meant to depict the impact music can have on people. This endeavor provides important statistics and encourages community involvement by posing questions to the community.

Then we collect donated instruments and match them to kids from all backgrounds. With this, we are able to give kids the chance to experience the joy music can provide. After giving kids instruments we want to help make them performers and try pursuing music as a life, career, or hobby. In addition to giving instruments, Tunes for Kidz would like to expand our educational efforts by introducing Piece of the Week (POW).

Each week will be highlighting a different piece of music literature by a diverse range of composers. We will be talking about the historical context in which the piece comes from, the importance it played in the history of music, its relevance to different instruments, and the origins and impact of the composer. We strive to be inclusive and shed light on some lesser-known but still prevalent composers and musicians; for example, we would like to highlight composers during African American Heritage Month, Native American History Month, and LGBTQIA+ month, to name a few. This will allow kids to see representation in the music industry.

We have 15 writers who are from all over the U.S. and come from all walks of life. They are all extremly talented musicans who will be sharing their personal expertise on different instruments as well as highlighting music/muscians that aided their passion for music and played a big impact on the music industry.

We will be covering a range of music from classical to pop to rock to jazz to contemporary, and many others. Our hope is that kids will learn more about music, instruments, and see that if someone just like them can have a career in music so can they!

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