Public School Music Curriculum Review Rejected by Obama Administration, Reports Music Educator Hellene Hiner
For Immediate Release
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Hiner's March letter to President Obama and Patrice Walker Powell detailed the low literacy level among music educators and lack of accountability for students' success in public schools. She pointed out that current music lessons in public schools can't teach most students to play piano and fluently read notation off the sheet music and so are an immense waste of taxpayer money.
Hiner's interactive program, Soft Mozart, is built based on research by scientists who affirm piano lessons are the #1 tool for music education and children's brain development. The Soft Mozart program is the only one in the world capable of teaching children from 24 months to play piano in a group setting from the very first lesson with reading actual notation.
According to Hiner, "Our kids continue to beat drums and blow recorders in their 'music' classes rather than gain a rich and proper music education that could be practically applied outside of the classroom. Millions of tax payers' dollars are being wasted on an ineffective system of music education."
The inspiration for Hiner's offer stems from seeing a picture of President Obama and his family at a grand piano. "Private music tutoring is the only way to get real music lessons because public school music classes simply teach to the tests. This is a luxury afforded to those who can pay for it, and it excludes an enormous proportion of our nation's children, especially those in less fortunate families. While our schools provide these same children with other services such as affordable meals, their spiritual needs remain largely ignored," added Hiner.
About Helen Hiner
Hellene Hiner is a Russian-born American musicologist and music educator with a master's degree in music education and more than 30 years of experience. She invented the recently patented interactive curriculum to teach music through digital piano/keyboard and computer software effectively. Hiner's achievements have been widely recognized by TV programs, articles and interviews on the radio and in newspapers in the United States and a range of other countries.
About Soft Mozart
The Soft Way to Mozart curriculum was developed over 30 years of thorough professional research. The system has been noted as "missing visual link in music education" because it can successfully teach almost anybody of any age to read music notation and play it, even those with special needs. Music educators in over 13 different countries have adopted it and most notably The Moscow Conservatory included information about Soft Way to Mozart in a book it published for educators entitled, "How to Teach Music in the 21st Century."
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Complimentary Soft Mozart computerized music literacy curriculum and training courses offer rebuffed