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Aug 15, 2014
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Margaret Martin, founder of the the Harmony Project (Los Angeles, CA) was recently interviewed on WNYC's The Takeaway. The interview focuses on the Harmony Project's use of music to improve student achievement and encourage kids to stay in school. The interview also focuses on Harmony Project's partnership with Northwestern University, which has resulted in a new study that connects the dots between music and academic performance. The study has found that after just one year of music lessons, the reading scores of 9 and 10 year old students from low-income neighborhoods held steady, whereas the scores of their peers, who didn't study an insturment, dipped.

Listen to the full interview on demand here.


About Harmony Project
Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. They promote positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and ensemble participation

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Pictured Above: Harmony Project (Los Angeles, CA)

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