SMARTS Beats Press Release
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 to the age of 21) with developmental and behavioral challenges, and physical and cognitive disabilities. SMARTS Beats uses hand drums and other percussion instruments to engage students by promoting academic learning, increasing musical knowledge, fostering a sense of community, and developing pride, confidence and satisfaction.