kids music bandThe Second Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 6.  Schools across the nation  will highlight the importance of including music in children’s education.

Events being held by participating music schools include open houses, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument petting zoos, instrument donation drives and more.

Vincent James, co-founder of Keep Music Alive and “Kids Music Day,” said, “We recognize that many public schools across the country are cutting or reducing their music and arts programs. Research has shown how critical music and arts education are to developing our children’s minds and character. Our mission is to highlight musical programs, wherever possible, to help raise awareness of how valuable music really is to our children and our collective future.”

Some of the largest music school chains in the nation will be participating in this year’s “Kids Music Day” in many of their locations, including Music & Arts, Kindermusik, Music Together and the legendary School of Rock.

For more information www.KidsMusicDay.org

Maggie Manion

Margie Manion graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She taught for several years. Then went on to marry her college sweetheart. They have two beautiful boys who are the the center of their world. Margie taught in the classroom for 4 years until she quit to stay home with her two boys. During this time, as a parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program ashe did a local parenting segment, weekly, with WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City. She is currently a frequest guest on FNC and is back in the classroom teaching 3rd grade in Liberty, MO, as well as promoting her invention and book (Zoom Spoon and "Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater" .

Margie wants you to know that, "I am very passionate about what I do. I know that parenting is the hardest and most important job in the world! I would like to reach as many parents as possible to help them to take extra steps to make their parenting experience a positive one! There is no such thing as the "perfect parent" it is an ongoing process and it is never to late to try something new!"
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