by Andy Cook,
Hopewell Music Board Vice President
quickly than “music school.” But when we get past the frequent conversation-starter of the weather,
there’s actually quite a bit to talk about when it comes to music lessons for kids in Minneapolis! And
whether it’s a snow day or summer time, there is a rich array of evidence pointing to the value that
music education brings to kids of all ages and backgrounds.
education can impact grade school students’ learning, ability to communicate, and potentially even
biological development 1 . The study is focusing on underserved kids and programming delivered by a
nonprofit music program (Harmony Project in Chicago)—exactly the kind of work Hopewell Music
Cooperative is doing in Minneapolis.
If you’ve heard of Hopewell before, I hope you don’t mind reading about its mission and vision again:
Hopewell exists to “empower community and enrich lives through accessible high quality music
education.” The organization does this through private lessons, ensembles, and classes, and is quickly
becoming a prized Minneapolis music school and resource—because every child deserves the
opportunity to pick-up an instrument and play, regardless of where they live or what they’ve
How can you support Hopewell? One way is to check out a performance! On Saturday, February 17th at 3:00 PM, Hopewell students will be giving a recital. Find this and other great Hopewell events on our calendar!
Until next time, rock on and enjoy the snow!