Finding your Forte

By Hannah Harn “It was home. I lived on stage and music was my life,” said Nick Ramirez, a freshman at Wheaton College near Boston, MA. Music education shaped Nick’s life. It started with a class play in the second grade and grew into voice lessons, show choir, and an enduring passion for music. Before finding music, Nick swapped interests. He tried just…

The Keys to Success

By Hannah Harn What’s the key to success in a child’s life? Making Music knows that, for some children, there are 88 keys to success and they’re either black or white.  Learning to play the piano, or any instrument, is a transformative experience for a child. Children often live with magnified emotions; disappointment can be devastating and laughter can be magical.  Though learning…

The Value of Music Education

By Hannah Harn In many schools, it’s often mandatory for students to learn an instrument or participate in a music-based activity. But what exactly is music education? It can range from Beginner’s Trombone to Competitive Show Choir.  Music education has profound effects. Students in music programs consistently perform better on standardized tests and show increased brain development. California choir director Moana…

Making Music is makin’ moves!

By Hannah Harn Making Music is makin’ moves! With a PM like Annmarie Rizzo, nothing is too much treble! Do you love our puns, or do you love our puns? “I chose to get involved with Making Music for a few reasons,” Annmarie said. “I came into BU as a music major, which was very hard for me….