How Much Should El Sistema-inspired Teaching Artists Be Paid?

How Much Should Teaching Artists in El Sistema-inspired Programs Be Paid? By Eric Booth Did you actually think I would give you a hard number in answer to that question? There is no numerical absolute. Not even a reliable calculator to help you factor in local realities like comparable norms and cost of living increases, […]

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To Teachers in El Sistema-inspired Programs

To Teachers in El Sistema-inspired Programs By Eric Booth and Tricia Tunstall Our book Playing for Their Lives (playingfortheirlives.com) grew from our observations of teaching in El Sistema-inspired programs around the world, in over 25 countries and at over 100 program sites. This global faculty brings deep experience and skills to the shared global Sistema […]

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The 5% Solution

From Eric Booth To Friends in the El Sistema-inspired movement Hello Friends, If you were at the Take A Stand Symposium, or if you read the accounts of the symposium in the current issue of The Ensemble, you may have heard about a proposal I made to our field in L.A. I believe we have […]

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The Generous Laboratory

El Sistema-inspired programs must build generative connections to the larger music learning ecosystem within which they live — ideas on the whys and hows of building real relationships.

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