What

MiMFL’s Music Education Program is aimed at fostering and sustaining the musical talent of disadvantaged youth. Our program models are designed to be modular and will be differentiated based on location. Comprising of community and school based workshops, continual private music lessons, music theory courses, career guidance and online educational experiences delivered in best of class child safety environments.

Student participation begins with a foundation training year in one of our community or school based workshop series, progressing to intensive instrumental music study and concluding with the production of career ready musicians who will benefit from continued support and guidance.

Research indicates that the study of a musical instrument improves cognitive skills, strengthens auditory skills and problem solving, increases IQ and memory capacity while supporting the imagination. In many areas across the globe the study of music is not accessible to youth. MiMFL believes each young person can benefit and should have access to the opportunity to enhance their lives through music.

MiMFL’s education program will measure the following for all students::

• Student achievement, typically as represented by reading and mathematics performance on high stakes tests, including transfer of skills learning from the arts to learning in other academic areas—for example, the spatial-temporal reasoning skills developed by music instruction;

• Student motivation and engagement, including improved attendance, persistence, focused attention, heightened educational aspirations, and intellectual risk taking;

• Development of habits of mind including problem solving, critical and creative thinking, dealing with ambiguity and complexity, integration of multiple skill sets, and working with others; and

• Development of social competencies, including collaboration and teamwork skills, social tolerance, and self-confidence.

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