Discussions

Making Music Education Transformative

Music education can teach valuable skills beyond the classroom, helping children to think both creatively and systemically. Yet a range of intersecting issues is eroding accessible opportunities for music education, which is increasingly available only to the wealthy.

In this wide-ranging talk, we’ll hear from three teachers who are fighting to keep music education alive for kids from all backgrounds, and how they are tackling challenges such as budget cuts, outcomes-based approaches, and a growing emphasis on STEM subjects. We’ll learn why they believe in the power of music education to transform students’ lives for the better – not just in the world of music, but as engaged and contributing members of society.

 

Please note: Space in Studio 1 is strictly limited. Please arrive early to ensure you'll get in.

Date & Location



EastWest Studio 1

Participants

Esteban Adame

Esteban Adame

Estedan Adame is DJ, producer, and keyboard player with a diverse career playing styles from jazz, funk and soul, to house and techno.

Lawrence Grey

Lawrence Grey

American producer and educator Lawrence Grey founded Young Producers Group in 2013 to bring music technology into K-12 schools and unite disparate communities in the process.

Tiffany Miranda

Tiffany Miranda

Tiffany Miranda is a singer-songwriter, producer and Avid-certified engineer who is also the proud founder of the Girls Make Beats education initiative.

Moderator

Dennis DeSantis

Dennis DeSantis

Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer, percussionist, author, and the Head of Documentation at Ableton in Berlin.