Today, I had the pleasure of driving down to southern Indiana to delivery 20 cellos, 30 violins, and a dozen violas for a school program. This is one of the most rewarding parts of my job, because I know that the instruments I deliver will serve young musicians for generations! It also gives me great pleasure when I see school corporations investing in their music teachers and music programs. Those of us who have spent a lifetime in music know the powerful benefits, but we can never stop advocating for music education. It seems to routinely find itself the target of budget cuts, but a huge body of research proves that participating in school music raises test scores, improves attendance, and provides a strong sense of community for the students.
As always, southern Indiana was BEAUTIFUL! We live in an amazing state!