Best of the Bronx: P.S. 306 learns songwriting through Accentuate the Positive program

The program is sponsored by the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the Kaufman Music Center. (4/9/14)

MORRIS HEIGHTS - Kids at P.S. 306 are learning all about language and performance through songwriting.

Over the course of four weeks, artists Jason and Martin are teaching third-graders all they need to know. The two men are part of a program called Accentuate the Positive.

The program is sponsored by the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the Kaufman Music Center. The goal is to bring music education to lower income schools.

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The teachers say they love sharing new skills with the kids, and the students say it's given them new perspective and new dreams.

For the third-graders at P.S. 306, music isn't a part of their regular curriculum. So, for a lot of the kids, this is their first exposure to making music.

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