I am encouraging support for the instrumental music program in Glendale elementary schools (“Save elementary music program,” May 18).
Glendale Unified School District has 20 elementary schools, and all of them are served by four teachers.
These teachers have no permanent location. Materials are carried to each school daily. The classes are large, and go from beginners to more advanced students. Many times a teacher doesn’t even have time for a lunch break.
These students gain an amazing amount of music education in a very limited time. The impact on the secondary schools of canceling this program would be a disaster. Glendale schools gain a great deal from this program for a very limited amount of money. I strongly support continuing the instrumental music program in Glendale elementary schools.