Good Job! Great Performance by our Summer Interns

Our summer interns had an action-packed week at Music Doing Good with the “Good Job!” internship. The students began the week with a forum in a safe and respectful environment to discuss religion, politics, gender roles, coming of age, relationships, culture identity and race. From this discussion, the children were asked to create writings based […]

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Meet Our Intern! Ishmael Esparza

This story is such an inspiration and it teaches a valuable life lesson. Music Doing Good in Schools intern, Ishmael Esparza, shares his story of overcoming obstacles and working hard to manifest his dreams. Along the way, he learned that we don’t have to overcompensate for any disability by running ourselves into the ground. While […]

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Put Some RESPECK on it! — Aisha Ussery

In April of 2016, an interview of rapper Birdman went viral when he said, “I just come here to let y’all know to put some respeck (respect) on my name.”  He believed the interviewers were making light of a recent event and disrespecting his very existence.  This has become a catchphrase in the African-American community […]

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It Takes a Village. Jazz Is… Was a Huge Success!

After a year of learning songs and dance routines, the students of Music Doing Good in Schools took the stage at the Hobby Center last Friday and brought down the house! Students from Houston’s Cummings Elementary and Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC) began writing and rehearsing Jazz Is… in September of 2016, and they were joined […]

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The Sponsors of Jazz Is…

Music Doing Good in Schools’ upcoming show Jazz Is… features over 40 students dancing, singing, and acting for two acts exploring the legacy of jazz music! But while our students are the ones on stage, there are a lot of stars helping us out backstage and behind the scenes! Thank you to all of our […]

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The Beyoncé of Education: Aisha Ussery

During my two-month recovery from surgery, I began to suffer from unbearable ennui. How would I lay around all day with nothing but my thoughts to keep me company? I COULD NEVER. Fortunately, I was invited to non-strenuous artistic activities. At separate events, I saw my former Music Doing Good in Schools students.  Three tall, handsome and intelligent young […]

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Music is the Best Teacher’s Aid!

North Belt Elementary School asked if Music Doing Good would come read a book to the second grade class as part of their Easter/Spring celebration. Aisha Ussery, Program Director for Music Doing Good in Schools, accepted the invitation, but was inspired to write an original story. Naturally, it included music, so Phillip Hall, Assistant Program […]

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Good Playing and Ain’t Misbehavin’

No doubt you’ve seen him behind the ivories at a Music Doing Good concert. Pianist and Assistant Director of Music Doing Good in Schools, Phillip Hall, is a musician whose talents are in high demand. He recently returned from a five-week run of Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY. Hailed by Broadway World […]

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