I was inspired today by a site called Music and the Brain. Lisha Lercari has acted in a big way on her belief that every child can learn music, and that music will benefit every child. Her program has been adopted by 160 schools, including some of the lowest ranking public schools in big cities across the nation, and the results are astonishing.
What's also astonishing are the teachers who implement the program, with just as much vigor and positive belief as the founder. Children who come from inner city projects are playing piano, and citing Vivaldi and Beethoven as their favorite composers.
My hat is off to Lisha Lercari and her team, and my encouragement goes to every one of these wonderful children now being given a chance at music!
Take a moment to watch the video on their site. It's 7 1/2 minutes of inspiration.