The Nine Beats Music Education Institute was founded in 2003 by drummer, educator and entrepreneur Li Hongyu. Headquartered in the Innovation Park of Nankai University in Tianjin, Nine Beats has emerged as the global leader in music education.
Since it was established, Nine Beats has been committed to expanding and developing exciting and innovative new programs for children's modern music education. Nine Beats' self-developed system for learning rock drums, jazz drums, electric guitar, electric bass, snare drum rudiments, and marimba is recognized as a scientific and effective learning system.
Nine Beats learning system combines both a series textbooks with effective learning techniques and defined benchmarks for learning and effective progress, with a state-of-the art in-app accompaniment to classroom learning that provides a highly engaging, modern and fun aspect to learning that links the students and parents alike to student curriculum and progress in real time.
The Nine Beats is also based on a unique, small-group learning environment that creates a positive, group dynamic for more effective learning. teaching method and teacher-led classroom training method has trained hundreds of national champions and is at the forefront of the Chinese music education and training industry. The Nine Beats teacher training system has trained more than 5,000 music educators who have gone on to teach in Nine Beats locations across China.
As of May 2019, there are Nine Beats schools in 565 cities in 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across China and has established more than 1,000 campuses. There are currently more than 230,000 students studying, and more than 7,000 teachers teaching in Nine Beats schools.
In partnership with world-renowned drummer, educator and producer, Thomas Lang - Nine Beats is proud to announce the formation of Nine Beats, USA which will launch in Fall 2019.
It seems like cuts to our our public school budgets always seem to hit Music & Arts Education the hardest and learning music is treated like a "nice to have" -- not a "need to have" aspect of a well-rounded education.
With all due respect, we at Nine Beats USA disagree.
Music is a life skill. Just as a mother sings to her infant, and we all learn the sing-a-long songs of our childhood -- which are soon replaced by the pop and rock songs, school fight songs, hymns, anthems, jingles and classic songs from before our time -- all these songs and more become the soundtracks of our lives. Music is what bonds us and is something that we can all enjoy literally from the cradle to the grave.
OK. Let's be honest... One we're past school age, do any of us gather with our friends and family to celebrate special occasions or just have a good time by gathering around the kitchen table to do Algebra? If we're all at the beach and someone has a guitar, do we instead clamor for a pad of paper so we can enjoy conjugating verbs? Probably not.
Not to disparage fans of Algebra or verb-conjugating, those are deeply important parts of education. But they're not more necessary than the ability to play and appreciate music.
Music is what bonds us. It marks our celebrations, our triumphs and even our tragedies. If you're a fan of a band -- no matter where you go in the world, if you find another fan -- you have a bond with a complete stranger.
Music is a NEED to have and Nine Beats USA wants to make sure you have what you need.
And if you enjoy getting together with your friends to do Algebra...? We're pretty sure you're playing some music in the background too.