Music education is about so much more than learning how to read notes, music theory, sight-reading, and ear training. It is about putting all the musical components together and interpreting a piece to make your own. 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.
In addition to music education, we collect donated instruments and match them to kids from all backgrounds. By doing so, we are able to give young people the chance to experience the joy music can provide. By giving kids an opportunity to actively familiarize themselves with music, we hope to inspire young people to pursue music as an outlet for their emotions. In addition to donating 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 discussing 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 promote inclusivity 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 LGBTQ+ Pride month, to name a few. This emphasis we place on representation reveals to readers the importance of diversity in the music industry and the idea that every individual is welcome in this community.
Our 15 POW writers are from all over the U.S. and come from all walks of life. They are all extremely talented musicians who will be sharing their personal expertise on different instruments as well as highlighting music and musicians that fostered their passion for music and played a big impact on the music industry.
We will be covering a wide range of music from classical to musical theater to pop, encouraging readers to explore a variety of musical genres. Our hope is that kids will learn more about music, instruments, and see that if someone just like them can find joy or success in music, so can they!