Once you leave the supportive embrace of school, pursuing music can pose hurdles. Whether it’s playing an instrument or singing, how do you make time for rehearsals? Should you take lessons? And if you do, how to find the right teacher? How do you avoid physical strains and cope with performance nerves? Yet thousands of adults pursue it because they love it.
Baltimore native Amy Nathan surveyed hundreds for her new book, Making Time for Making Music. We hear from musicians Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine editor, and Liz Sogge, a data specialist for Johns Hopkins.
When summer vacation comes to an end, and kids return to the classroom, many find they’ve fallen behind. What can be done to prevent summer learning loss?
The Summer Arts and Learning Academy is a free camp for elementary school students run by Baltimore City Schools and Young Audiences of Maryland. We hear from Stacie Sanders Evans, head of Young Audiences of Maryland, who says pairing teachers and artists can halt summer slide and make math and reading fun. And from Lara Ohanian, Director of Differentiated Learning at Baltimore City Public Schools.
Click here for information on SummerREADS. Click here for a list of other drop-in programs for Baltimore students.
Plus, slime and other do-it-yourself experiments at the Maryland Science Center. Samantha Blau, External Programs Manager at the Maryland Science Center, describes ways to encourage scientific exploration.