Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ralph Schuckett on music education

"Learning music is really great for kids self esteem..the kids learn to be aware of each other..they learn to listen and to be a team. That's one aspect of music education in schools that I think it is really valuable"
Ralph Schuckett is an American keyboardist, songwriter, record producer and TV/film composer. He has played with Carole King, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren and Utopia, and, as a studio musician on albums by Carole King, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Donna Summer, Richie Havens, Patty Smyth, and many others. His String and Brass Arrangements can be heard on recordings by Billy Joel, George Benson, Michael Bolton, Joan Osborne, Bette Midler, Bonnie Tyler, Graham Parker and others. In this short clip he discusses music education, his background and the importance of providing these educational opportunities to children.

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