We hear much about the need for increased music advocacy. Everybody is looking for the latest piece of research or soundbite to reinforce their belief that music is an important component of a well-rounded education. Well, while you are looking, take a look in the mirror. What you see is the most important ingredient to successful music advocacy, YOU!
Music advocacy needs an advocate. And for your program, school, or community, you are the face of music and music education Your students reflect the beliefs, standards, and musicianship that you bring to the classroom and rehearsal hall each and every day.
Tomorrow, when you head to your classroom, be the BEST musician, teacher, and human being you can possibly be. Treat your students, colleagues, and administrators with the respect that you are seeking for your program and yourself. You’ll be surprised and the results.