Community Help in Music Education (CHIME)



Studying music at a young age has been shown
to have many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced academic performance.
  • Development of self-discipline and a sense of self-worth.
  • Creative and expressive abilities.
  • Promotion of cooperation.
  • Life-long enrichment and enjoyment.

YET

PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN THE FIRST VICTIMS OF BUDGET CUTS.

Currently, almost 40% of DC elementary school students and over 20% of secondary school students have no music teachers.

Over 90% of our elementary school students have not instrumental music instruction.

High school bands and orchestras, traditional sources of school pride, lack decent instruments, uniforms, and players with prior training.

Some secondary schools no longer have bands.

MOST INNER-CITY STUDENTS LACK ACCESS TO PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION needed to fully develop the potential of serious students.

AUDIENCES FOR NON-POP MUSIC ARE GRAYING AND DWINDLING partly because children are no longer exposed to it in school.

 

CHIME IS A RESPONSE TO THESE NEEDS!



Community Help in Music Education (CHIME) • 1789 Lanier Pl. • Suite 3 • Washington, DC • 20009
Phone: (202) 232-2731 • Fax: (202) 234-5887 • Email: info@chime-dc.org