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  • Writer's pictureLee Whitmore

Music Education is Essential in the Pandemic

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Following on the SYNC Blog's inaugural post, here's another view on the critical need for music education for students, families, and communities.

This article comes from a new and prolific blog by the Inter-American Development Bank. IADB is a critical and well-respected service organization that works to "Improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean." Music education and other "soft skills" are emphasized in the work of the bank's Education Division (Learn more about IADB's myriad of education project HERE).

More than ever, in the pandemic young people around the world, benefit from the healing power of music. In the article you will read a quote about the essential nature of music from Carol Merle-Fishman, the president of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association (IIPA):

" in the time of one of our best friends. During a time of social distancing, music can, and should, be with us. Music links us to ourselves, our memories, and our hopes. Music links us to others." - Carol Merle-Fishman, President, IIPA

Read the complete article HERE

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