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07/26/2018

Travis Magrane of Youth Music Project: Coffeeshop Conversation #157 Picking up where public schools dropped the ball

By TOM D'ANTONI // West Linn's Youth Music Project teaches music to hundreds of our children. Meet Travis Magrane, its Executive Director.

Happy to be back in the brand new grand newly re-decorated World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for OMN Coffeeshop Conversation #157.

You know, educating our kids is a big enough task but it doesn’t help things when schools don’t teach music as part of the regular curriculum. When that happens, private organizations have to step in.

One of those is the Youth Music Project, which is much more than just a project, it’s a fully operating juggernaut with a big facility in West Linn.

They’ve got classrooms, rehearsal spaces and performance areas…and a lot of kids, hundreds of them.

With me in the Coffeeshop is Travis Magrane, who is Executive Director at Youth Music Project. It’s a big job with lots of responsibilities and great rewards.

Let’s meet him and find out more.

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