Mission and Goals
An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) provides ALL children with a high quality music education and allows them to explore their creative potential. This program will build self-esteem, develop leadership and teamwork skills and realize a sense of fulfillment. AIFEC will greatly assist in successfully carrying children forward, as vital citizens of their community.
Through AIFEC, students in grades 1-4 will learn to play a musical instrument and receive general music education within the school curriculum. AIFEC was launched as a pilot project at King George Elementary School in September 2010.The longer-term vision for the program is that ALL children in Hamilton will have the opportunity to be part of the program. AIFEC supports the mandate of Making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child.
Music education develops life skills:
"Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possibility."
Hillary Rodham Clinton