Vega believes that every student should have access to music in school.
Music education is a critical part of a whole curriculum. Learning to play music helps to build and strengthen neural pathways that help with reading and language learning. Studying music also teaches pattern recognition, collaboration, and creative problem solving – skills we use every day.
Over the past decades, funding for arts education has steadily decreased. As a result of these budget cuts, it is less likely than ever that schools will have musical instruments on hand to lend to students who may not be able to afford the rental or purchase cost of an instrument needed to participate in an instrumental music program.