KTBA Funds Online Music Theory Program
MONROE, WA – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation funded music thoery program called “Breezin’ Thru Theory” at Sky Valley Education Center!
“My students come to me often with minimal experience in music, but a willingness to learn!” describes music teacher, Mrs. Weaver.
“They come to class each week excited to sing, play instruments, create, perform, and discover new things. Teaching fundamental music theory and technique helps them feel more confident in their skills, and thus willing to take a chance!”
The music classroom at Sky Valley Education Center is built upon a “Growth Mindset,” which asks students to be willing to see failure as simply a step towards their eventual success.
“My students need access to an online music theory program. We meet once a week for 50-minutes, so opening up another avenue for them to learn using the digital resources we have available is vital to their growth and development as musicians. So far they have loved learning the “why” and “how” behind music. By giving them another resource to learn these skills, we can deepen their experience in the performance aspect class,” Mrs. Weaver explains.
“My students come to me eager to learn about music! We recently got a classroom set of Chromebooks, and I am eager to use this resource to help my students. Seat time for my music classes is limited to just 50 minutes once a week. This works well for our school schedule but can be difficult in mastering skills that need daily reinforcement.”
An online theory option will enable students to work at their own pace to learn the critical skills needed in their classes.
“They will be able to access their learning both in class and outside of class as our schedule is pretty flexible. Breezin’ Thru Music is a proven method that engages students to learn more about music theory…and they make it FUN! I can also use our new 75″ touchscreen TV to give large-group instruction that can then be emphasized when they work individually.
By opening up a digital option to learn the skills, my students will grow in their abilities, which will, in turn, give them a boost of confidence. Once confidence is grown, students are more willing to take chances, be creative, and engage on a deeper level with their music.”
Thanks to the donations of music lovers and Joe Bonamassa fans, Mrs. Weaver was able to get her class the program materials and she will be able to implement their new curriculum within the next few weeks!
Mrs. Weaver expresses her gratitude:
Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,
Thank you for helping my music students succeed! Your generous donation will open up a new digital world of learning for them, and I am excited to see them grow. Your thoughtfulness and dedication to today’s music students helps me as a music educator promote the importance of music in our schools.
Thanks to donations like this, more students will be able to take part in the online activities provided by the BTT program in the future. With limited access to common print resources these days, the online platform provides ample opportunities for children to learn using their Chromebooks as support!
Every week, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation makes a donation to a school in need of supplies, instruments, sheet music and more!
Thank you for Keeping the Blues Alive and supporting music programs all over the country!