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The Education Through Music – MA Model 

ETM-Massachusetts uses a unique model to create, strengthen, and sustain music programs. This model is based on a 30-year old model and procedure used by Education Through Music in NYC in a number of schools. Our team has created an adaptation of this model that is based on the unique teaching landscape, school community, and music education happening in Boston.

Work with district arts administration to determine the best way for us to do our work in their district.

  • Identify schools with no music programs
  • Identify music education access gaps and other general
    inequities
  • Develop a plan to best work with the district

Partner with principals to build a new music program at their school

  • Identify with principal what type of music program /
    teacher will be a best fit for their school community
  • Develop a plan to implement a sustainable program
  • Work with principal to hire an ETM-MA music teacher for
    their school from a list of applicants we curate

Equip the new music program with what it needs to launch

  • Purchase initial instruments and supplies needed for
    music program
  • Music classroom setup
  • Develop school-specific curriculum based on the national
    standards and ETM-MA core music education values
  • Initial professional development for music teacher

Further develop music program in collaboration with school partner to prepare it for sustainability

  • Integrate music program into school culture
  • Facilitate co-teaching opportunities between music
    teacher and academic teachers to support learning in
    other areas
  • Prepare music teacher for state licensure and other
    credentialing required by district union
  • Provide year-round in classroom 1-1 support for music
    teacher through coaching and observations

Work with school and district to sustain music program over time

  • School partner submits financial plan to sustain music
    program
  • The ETM-MA teacher is hired into the district’s union by
    the partner school
  • ETM-MA stays on as a school partner to provide ongoing
    additional support in a smaller role
Description of our Model