Reply To: Common Core Music: How often and how long?
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So I found this link on the NAfME site, itself. It doesn’t exactly address your worries over your schedule, but I know that you are definitely not alone in your concerns. Quality music instruction should be considered part of the core schedule for every student in your school. My suggestion would be to start rattling the fences and see if you can get some buy-in to increasing music instruction. Find out from your administrators what the targeted minutes of instruction in EACH subject area are (Math, Reading, Intervention groups, etc) , and then work up a sample schedule within your own school. Be prepared to talk the “advocacy talk” with your school. Parents and community members can also be a big help. I’m hoping that you are also familiar with your local music EA leadership, and they might have some great resources and help for you.
Good luck, and please let us know how it’s going!