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Punk and the Seamstress

Punk and the Seamstress

Punk's impact and longevity in El Monte continues to be a source for creativity and is deeply rooted in the immigrant experience of youth that sought an alternative to a very disma ...
Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

It's been sad to see that music isn't a priority for many schools even though our research shows how much music in schools is so important to student success.
Community Interview: Antonio Sauza, Music Teacher

Community Interview: Antonio Sauza, Music Teacher

Being involved in band helps students work collaboratively with others and helps them to develop social and problem-solving skills that are necessary to be successful in the work f ...
Little Tokyo's U-Space: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Ukulele

Little Tokyo's U-Space: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Ukulele

The compact space within the Japanese American Cultural Community Center hosts ukulele connoisseurs from all around town, from Hawaiian expats to young musicians from Silver Lake a ...
Compiling the Evidence: Music Programs Tuning Out

Compiling the Evidence: Music Programs Tuning Out

With research, we found out many schools in our community don't have a music program. A solution that our team came up with was to use funds from the Local Control Funding Formula ...
Community Interview: Inside the Mind of a Boyle Heights Music Education Advocate, Susan Romero

Community Interview: Inside the Mind of a Boyle Heights Music Education Advocate, Susan Romero

Music education is very important because it taps into a part of the brain that allows creative expression.
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