Re: [Harp-L] Re: College music program on harmonica

A past SPAH president did take this up - Bob Williams during the late 1990s. 

A program was developed, and I know that there was talk of trying to promote it to schools (Bob had school-age kids at the time). Then Bob decided not to run for re-election and the whole thing faded.


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 From: Bob Cohen <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Re: College music program on harmonica
On Apr 20, 2012, at 1:48 PM, George Miklas wrote:

> Am I thinking too "pie in the sky" or does anybody agree that this really can be done especially with modern electronic resources?

Great ideas George.  Here is MA curriculm frameworks are set at the state level by the department of education. And since they're frameworks not proscriptions, individual districts have freedom of implementation. Externally imposed standards tend to incur significant inertia. 

>From what I've see the best approach would be to create a pilot program and then replicate elsewhere to prove it can be applied to many situations. 
This is far saner than lobbying state legislators or DOE bureaucrats. Perhaps the next SPAH president will take up this important project during his fist term?


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