Words & Music
Words & Music offers an innovative approach to teaching language arts and music curriculum. This creative educational experience strengthens and builds confidence in writing and reading skills. Educators connect easily with the interdisciplinary lessons in the Words & Music Teacher's Guide, a resource containing classroom activities that support core academic requirements and character education initiatives in all grade levels. Best of all, students enjoy the process of writing song lyrics.
Reasons to incorporate Words & Music into your curriculum:
- Improves writing
- Inspires creativity
- Builds confidence
- Fosters enthusiasm
- Effective for elementary, middle, or high school students
- Connects to language arts and music standards
- Available at the museum, in your school, or via live videoconference
- Words & Music is FREE to public schools and via videoconference!
- Bus stipends are available to qualifying MNPS schools
- Teacher trainings, lesson materials, songwriter workshops, classroom visits, videoconferencing, and instruction support are free.
What educators say about Words & Music:
"The important thing about Words & Music is that it makes a connection between music and language arts and it also fosters twenty-first century learning skills. They are so important—creativity, problem-solving, collaborating with others, these are the skills that we are trying to teach in twenty-first century learning, and Words & Music is made for that."
"Words & Music allows me to connect individually with my students and find out what is important to them, what may be troubling them, or what excites and inspires them."
"Remarkable!!!!! Words & Music captured our students' attention, creativity, and created a real sense of success."
"The students will remember this for the rest of their lives. This was truly a great experience."
"After weeks of studies and writing their own lyrics, several students had the great joy to hear their words put to music."
Bus stipends are available to qualifying MNPS Title I schools on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supported by Connie Dean-Taylor in honor of her father, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean, and the Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation.
To schedule or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-416-2088 or 615-480-3971.
Additional support provided by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Wells Fargo, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Target, and Southwest Airlines. Words & Music is made possible by the Country Music Association Endowment for Words & Music. Making Waves at Studio B is made possible by the Curb Family Foundation and through a partnership with Belmont University. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964.