A majority of those outside the fields of music and the arts do not understand the whys or the hows concerning the process of arts education. Provided with a clear understanding of those methods and justifications, and supported by quality arts education in practice, people begin to realize the value of music and arts education.
Look over this checklist from the Music Achievement Council, packed with ways to keep your message consistent, regular and in front of the right people, in this tip sheet, Telling the Story: Advocating for Music
Republished with permission of the Music Achievement Council. For more tips on keeping music strong in your schools, visit the site devoted to all things music advocacy: www.supportmusic.com.