K-12 music education is notoriously underfunded. This injustice will take a village to correct, which is why Practicing Musician has become a collaborative effort between people, organizations, and government entities. Our shared belief is that inclusive and diverse music education opportunities should be accessible to all children.
Together, we build multi-media methods that help K-12 educators flip their classrooms, personalize instruction within ensemble programs, and facilitate mastery learning for all students. We are currently creating concert band and orchestra methods since those programs are most common. Then, we will create methods for all genres of music. Doing so will help music education offerings be inclusive of children’s increasingly diverse musical interests.
All content and teaching tools will be provided to K-12 music programs free of charge, forever thanks to practicing musicians and music lovers who purchase products from our shop as well as our growing network of music-loving donors.
Our small staff operates as a social purpose corporation based in Seattle, Washington. Our large number of volunteers operate under our 501(c)(3) fiscal agent Realize Impact, and our partners and PM Artists operate autonomously but in unison with our efforts.