"I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women."

Richard W. Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Music Education Introduction

It is the mission of the Music Education Office to provide the highest quality of music education to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Music instruction is a part of the total instructional program for all students in the elementary school, and a significant part of the program for students with interests and/or ability at the secondary level. Since continuity of instruction is essential in the study of music, students are afforded access to music programs each year and sufficient time for instruction in the school day to be involved in music on a regular basis.


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