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Rock And Rhythm: Helping Kids Feel At Home With Music

Feb 27, 2015

The Rock and Rhythm Youth Orchestra in performance
Credit www.rockandrhythmfoundation.org

More and more research tells us that music programs are an important part of a public school education.  Sadly, many of the kids who could most benefit from these programs are deciding not to take part.  Musician and educator Robb Janov discusses why some kids feel intimidated by public school music programs and how the non-profit he founded, The Rock and Rhythm Foundation, is using rock to help Albuquerque kids feel "at home" in music.

In this longer version of the interview, Janov describes his Foundation's centerpiece, the Rock and Rhythm Youth Orchestra, and the Foundation's benefit concert, coming up on March 7 at Albuquerque's South Broadway Cultural Center.