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Nashville Schools Rock Music Education

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Studies show that music education can also help a student's math scores and creative skills. Randy Goodman, the president of Lyric Street Records, learned how to play drums in a Nashville high school and said: We want to make sure the next generation isn't left out of that musical experience. Whether it becomes their vocation or not, it's a connection to the roots of what this city is all about.

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SIMON: You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Scott Simon
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.