The Philly POPS Releases Free Virtual Music Education Program

-Courtesy of the Philly POPS

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Today, The Philly POPS launched POPS in Schools@HOME- a free virtual music education programming for students and music lovers of all ages. This project continues the work of POPS in Schools that is normally presented throughout the school year at four elementary schools and 11 high schools.

Each week, new videos, activities, and instructional content- in English and Spanish- will be posted online. All video content is provided by the musicians, teaching artists, and staff of The Philly POPS. The content is divided into three categories:

LEARN
Students (and their parents) can view instructional videos and download activities that introduce them to the fundamentals of music, including the beginnings of violin instruction and learning to make percussion instruments at home. These programs are sorted by grade level, but everyone is invited to join this virtual classroom.

HEAR
These videos feature the sounds of student musicians who have participated in POPS in Schools to see how far they’ve come. This semester’s Philly POPS co-op students (Dan McCain, leader and bass, John Polanco, trumpet, and Lonell Johnson, piano) are all accomplished young musicians attending University of the Arts and have recorded themselves performing songs that span genres and decades.

NOTES
Videos featuring the artists who inspire us talking about the iconic artists and musical moments that made them who they are today.

About POPS in Schools@HOME 
POPS in Schools@HOME continues the mission of the POPS in Schools supplemental music education program by providing students in the Philadelphia area with access to music resources.

These virtual programs bring POPS musicians and teaching artists out of the concert hall and classroom and into the comfort of your home. Create your own instruments out of household materials for a jam session, get to know the stories of legendary Philadelphia musicians, and learn about different genres of music with your POPS family. With new content each week on a variety of topics, POPS in Schools@HOME brings the universal language of music to students of all ages.

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