We have a special interview to share with you! Elizabeth Beisel is a three time Olympic swimmer that’s also a musician! Earlier this year, we talked with Beisel about her Olympic career but, more importantly, about how music education has impacted her life.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it and learn about Beisel’s swimming career, how a birthday party introduced her to music, her background in music, the athletics vs. music stigma and her message on the importance of music education.
This interview will be important and interesting to you as a music educator but we hope you’ll find ways to use Beisel’s words in your own advocacy efforts. Her message will be important for parents and administrators to hear. But, just as importantly, it will be important for students to hear! Her success story is a great recruting tool for your program.
“If I can use my medals as a platform to promote music education and playing instruments, that means more to me than the medals themselves actually mean.” ~ Elizabeth Beisel
There’s already plans in the works to bring Beisel into more advocacy activities. We’re so excited to be working with her. Please enjoy the video and share it with colleagues, parents, administrators and students!