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Your Support Makes a Difference!!

If you feel that the music experience your child has received through the Fine Arts program has been beneficial for your student, you could share that with your Board of Education member, Barbara Petersen.  Please thank her for supporting the arts in our schools and encourage her to continue that support.  Our Board members are always gratified to know that their actions have made a positive difference.  You can write her at Petersen_b@aps.edu or send her a letter at: 

Barbra Petersen

APS Board of Education Office

PO Box 25704

Albuquerque, NM 87125

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How can you support music in your home and embrace your musical heritage?


  • Have your family start a discussion about the music of your culture and how it is woven into the fabric of your family life. Do you sing in church? Does someone play in a Mariachi band? Does the family belt out pop songs together at picnics?


  • Acknowledge the skills already owned. Who plays an instrument in the family? What is your favorite style of music and why? If you could learn any instrument what would it be? What do you hope to learn in music class this year? Who is your favorite musician and why?


  • Explore a variety of musical styles and venues. When ever possible go see concerts, or free music in the park. Listen to a different radio station for 15 minutes and be open to how the music makes you feel. Our voice is our first most authentic instrument so above all: sing, SING, SING!



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