Transformational music education starts
with transformational training for teachers
Founded in 2020 by a generous grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Teaching Artists Training Institute (TATI) believes that transformational music education starts with transformational training for teachers. TATI works to equip Teaching Artists of El Sistema-inspired and community music programs, many of whom come from classical performance backgrounds, with the tools and skills needed to continue improving their teaching practice for the betterment of their students. Through reflection, dialogue, observation and feedback, teachers learn to be their own best coach and critic.
"My experience as a TATI participant has provided me with many tools and experiences that will give me the ability to pass along relevant information to our teachers when information is needed, but more importantly, it has made me realize that the simple act of having conversations and collaborating is half of the puzzle to allow a teacher properly absorb information."
"As a performer it can be challenging learning to manage the nuances of children and classroom management. I appreciated the tools TATI gave me to be a better teacher."
"Being a member of the TATI cohort has certainly boosted my confidence as a teacher and mentor. It has been really great to meet like-minded teachers and share all of our experiences, whether they are successes of failures. It has helped me better understand, and reflect upon, the relationship between the teacher/mentor and students."
"Thanks to my TATI experience, I now endeavor to provide daily structure and boundaries at program so that students know what to expect, feel safe, and are able to have fun and enjoy themselves."