Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
In honor of celebrating the Hispanic American and Latin American community year-round, we are shining a spotlight on the ways our music teachers and partner schools are recognizing Hispanic/Latin artists, culture, and history with their students.
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“Teaching music allows me to serve society & communities in a positive, fulfilling, and enjoyable way,” shares ETM-LA Music Teacher Sadoc Garcia. Born in Mexico City, Sadoc says that is one of those [musical] places where he “could listen to pretty much everything”. It was not until the age of nine that he arrived in the United States. “Heritage has played a role in connecting with and teaching my students because…”
ETM-LA Band Students perform “Machu Picchu,” composed by Timothy Loest.
On October 23, 2020, Education Through Music-Los Angeles continued its At-Home Family Hour Series with the songwriter and musicians behind Disney-Pixar’s Oscar-winning film, COCO. ETM-LA students, families, and community members enjoyed this special virtual event, which featured musical performances and gave a peek into the creative process of writing songs for film.
INCA Peruvian Ensemble (The Music Center) performs Peruvian music and dance.
Play along as Percussionist Kevin Ricard (Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler) demonstrates the Afro-Cuban clave.
Check out our Spotlight on our very own Dr. Franklin Goméz. He shares his experience as a music educator and how his
Hispanic Heritage has played a part in his musical journey.
From September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month annually honors the cultures and contributions of the Latin American, Hispanic American, and Latinx communities.
National Education Association – fun and engaging Hispanic Heritage Month lessons, videos, & activities for grades K-12