Every Child Deserves Access To Music Education
Over 2 million students in Elementary and Secondary School receive no music instruction. Since 2010, Federal and State appropriations for Arts in Education have been cut by 40%. Music education has become a privilege. Most children in low-income communities have little or no access to quality music instruction.
The dropout rate is nearly 50% in our 50 largest cities, mostly among low-income students of color. McKinsey estimates this costs the U.S. $700 billion to $1.3 trillion per year in lost GDP.
Why It Matters:
Music training improves cognitive function in underserved students, along with the ability to listen, to focus, to read and to learn. It also helps students forge deeper personal connections.
Underserved students who participate in quality music programs are much less likely to drop out. They also attend and complete college at far higher rates. By improving student cognition and achievement, access to quality music education can help reduce poverty.
Music Lifeboat seeks to revolutionize the methods by which young children, adolescents and adults access education. We enable students to learn new concepts, skills and techniques through a variety of technological mediums.
We support the work of music teachers and work to empower communities