Music For A Cure Day in Northeast Ohio
Chris Bianchi is an entrepreneur from Northeast Ohio and wants to help keep music in the classroom. He's dedicated his birthday to raising awareness of important topics.
Supporting Music in the classroom.
Each year on his birthday, Bianchi works with a charity making a donation designated towards music support for the youth throughout the United States. In the past, working with organizations like Hungry For Music.
Today, March 7th, 2020, will be deemed as "Music For A Cure Day" working with Crestwood Schools and the town of Mantua, OH,
Bianchi's goal is to raise awareness that all around the United States music programs are underfunded or non-existent anymore. It's crucial that we work to keep music education a part of children's education.
Singing and music play an important role in our culture. Music is present in many aspects of our lives: theater, television, movies, worship, holidays, celebrations, and government ceremonies.*
A 2016 study at the University of Southern California's Brain and Creativity Institute found that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. According to the NAMM Foundation, learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase SAT scores.*
Children in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument. Older children dance to the music of their favorite bands and use music to form friendships and share feelings. Experts say students have higher graduation rates and a better chance of getting into college when exposed to music education on an ongoing basis in K1- 12.*
Yet budget cuts and program changes mean less access to music education for many students in minority and underserved communities. Across the country, 1.3 million elementary school students still don't have access to a music class. New survey research also shows that parents favor more — not less music education as part of a well-rounded education program.*
"My goal is to raise further awareness so we can all work together to keep music in the classroom as a "cure" or free mode of feeling. The music programs serve as a positive influence and impact on our youth for expression and emotion." -Chris Bianchi
To learn more about how you can help, visit: http://www.chrisbianchi1.com
*excerpts used from multiple free-range sources. All rights to their respective authors. No claim of ownership or authorship.
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