Three Miami-Dade Schools Selected to Offer "Music and the Brain" Curriculum

Frances S. Tucker Elementary, Miami Springs Elementary, and Earlington Heights Elementary are the recipients of an Electronic Keyboard Lab awarded by the New York-based not-for-profit 42nd Street Development Corporation through the Music and The Brain (MATB) grant. Students in grades 2-5 will learn to read and play music, understand rhythm, and will be exposed to a variety of genres of music and famous composers through this innovative music class. Read more here. 

2ae0c429 172f 4ad1 ad50 094eacbce301Business and community leaders attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Tucker Elementary School on April 7 to celebrate the new program. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Chair Jaret Davis (shown) and Interim President & CEO Sheldon Anderson joined City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, Region Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Dr. Albert Payne and others in the festivities. Since 1997, more than 275 schools and 400,000 students have benefited from Music and the Brain training, curriculum and keyboards.

Read more about the program here.