Music can be an important part of a student’s education — fostering skills that will provide benefits for a lifetime, and providing years of joy from the shear pleasure of playing an instrument or singing.
That’s why it’s great to see the continuing efforts of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to raise awareness of the value of music in the classrooms. The group’s annual Music in Our Schools Month® each March is one way it shines a spotlight on music education. “The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music,” NAfME’s website notes.
Since 1985, MIOSM has been observed as a yearly month-long celebration when schools and communities celebrate music in their local schools and the educators who dedicate themselves to bringing music into the lives of students every day.
This year, NAfME is promoting “informances” – showcasing students at various learning stages— before music performances at the end of that process, said Michael J. Blakeslee, NAfME executive director and CEO.
EVERWhite’s staff-lined whiteboards are commonly used in classrooms for music education. They have the greatest erasability of any whiteboard and are the easiest to clean. That means they stay bright and white and don’t hinder teaching efforts. Our music staff whiteboards are available in aluminum and wood frames.
Jim Muth is general manager of EVERWhite, a US manufacturer and seller of whiteboards and tack boards used for teaching, coaching, planning, collaboration and tracking. Along with his expertise in the use of whiteboards, Jim excels in leadership, new product development, business operations, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and product marketing. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on Product Development and Design, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.