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Nonprofit brings music education to Richmond school

on April 11, 2016

Funding for music education is facing challenges around the nation. In an effort to fill this gap, zSharp is a nonprofit organization that brings music education to almost 8,000 students across the Bay Area. According to Evan Reiss, Outreach Coordinator for zSharp, 17 percent of public elementary students in the Bay Area receive weekly in-school music education—and over one third of this is provided by zSharp.

At Peres Elementary School in Richmond, teacher Sonya Harway instructs her students in the fundamentals of music while also instilling teamwork and compassion in them. The school is planning for an upcoming concert this spring to showcase their new work. Click the link below to listen in on a recent class.


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