National Standards

The mission of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is to offer public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the globe, helping students develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage.

Our lessons plans were developed with the student in mind, and are in accordance with the educational standards set forth by theĀ National Association for Music Education and the National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA.

For the NAfME National Standards for Music Education, click here.

For the National Center for History in the Schools US History National Standards, click here.

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