Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA

by Amy Nathan “Music is my life. I will never stop playing cello,” says Vanessa Johnson, one of the young people whose early experiences with music are featured in the book The Music Parents’ Survival Guide, published in 2014. Since more than five years have passed since this book went to press, we are checking in … Continue reading Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA

Striving to Be Better

By Andrea Landin It is absolutely invigorating to be in the room with 60 children completely immersed in performing a piece of music together – counting under their breath, listening and watching as if their life depended on it, eyes shining with pride when they hit their highest note without a squeak.  Our New West … Continue reading Striving to Be Better

Always Arriving

By Katie Wyatt I try to ask myself everyday, "Where is our business going? What are the questions we're trying to answer for our kids?" From there, I follow the path where the answers lead, in hot pursuit and relentlessly.  If there is anything I could say about the success of Kidznotes, it would be … Continue reading Always Arriving