Nashville Schools Rock Music Education When many public schools are cutting back on arts education, schools in Nashville are expanding their music departments and offering classes in country, rock and rap. Host Scott Simon reflects.
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Nashville Schools Rock Music Education

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When many public schools are cutting back on arts education, schools in Nashville are expanding their music departments and offering classes in country, rock and rap. Host Scott Simon reflects.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Studies show that music education can also help a student's math scores and creative skills. Randy Goodman, the president of Lyric Street Records, learned how to play drums in a Nashville high school and said: We want to make sure the next generation isn't left out of that musical experience. Whether it becomes their vocation or not, it's a connection to the roots of what this city is all about.

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