Judith Gap teacher shows students how to relate to the world through music
Judith Gap Public Schools music director, John Steinhardt (center) is this week's One Class at a Time winner (MTN News photo)
JUDITH GAP -
It's been said that “music is what feelings sound like.”
And through music, one teacher is using his talent to help students discover their own.
For years, Judith Gap Public Schools has gone without a music program.
Teachers, parents and even the community have pitched in to help.
Still, the music program has been lacking the basics like instruments and accessories to teach students.
But one Judith Gap School teacher is not deterred, making the best of what he has, while giving his students a musical voice. That's why music director John Steinhardt of Judith Gap Public Schools is this week's One Class at a Time recipient of $300 dollar grant from Q2 and First Interstate Bank.
Steinhardt has traveled the world playing and teaching music.
Now he takes his talent to the classroom, determined to educate his students through music and how to relate to the world around them.
"That circle, that cycle isn't known to them,” said Steinhardt. “It has to be awakened to them. Something we have inside of all of us, making us the same. Therefore, the diversity which is expressed on the outside is not on the inside, so that diversity is the cycle, the circle that we have to cement ourselves through music.”
Steinhardt plans to use the funds to purchase new instruments, books, and repair of existing instruments. However, his first goal is to create a band and choir for the school's music program.
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