Bernie Williams and Scott Grimes Head to Capitol Hill for Music Education

Mike Lawson • News • March 29, 2012

New York Yankees legend and Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bernie Williams teamed up with TV star and “Band from TV” keyboardist Scott Grimes were in Washington Wednesday to advocate on Capitol Hill on behalf of school music education programs in public schools and the benefits that playing music can have for children and teens.

“Research shows conclusively that kids who participate in quality music education programs do better in school and in life,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “There is transforming power in playing music—it has been shown to improve academic performance in mathematics and other disciplines. We just have to do better for the children and young people in America – and music is a critical part of a complete education that must be available to all children.”

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