music specialists from arts-based schools demonstrate different approaches
to serving diverse student populations:
Harmony Leland Elementary School in Mableton, Georgia, has
purchased violins for all of its 485 prekindergarten to fifth-grade
students. The school provides violin lessons for every child as part
of the curriculum. In the absence of applicable standards for a project
of this size and scope, string specialist Barrett Jackson developed
her own teaching
goals for each class, including those for the kindergartners and
fifth-graders featured in this program.
At Smith Renaissance School of the Arts in Denver, Colorado,
music teacher Sylvia Bookhardt uses the experience of learning and performing
choral music to launch investigations
into other topics, such as Renaissance life.