SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, Your community art school SMARTS PRESS RELEASE/For Immediate Release December 9, 2014 SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts announced today that that programming has begun—less than one year after Youngstown State University closed the program due to budget cuts. SMARTS Beats is an educational drumming program for students (PK…

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The SMARTS Beats is a SMARTS Rhythms program that is an outgrowth from a SMARTS pilot project in 2011. SMARTS Beats is a percussion-based learning program for PK-12 (and up to the age of 21) students with developmental and behavioral challenges. SMARTS Beats uses hand drums and other percussion instruments to engage students by promoting…

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