Thanks to some innovative violinists from New York City’s The Juilliard School, students are learning math through music.
The class is organized by The Heartbeat Project, initiated by Ariel Horowitz and Leerone Hakimi, 19 year old violin majors at Juilliard. “Our main goal is to provide arts education for this community and to combine that with math education. …Without math, there would be no music,” Horowitz said.
Horowitz believes that math is “super applicable” to many parts of life. “I feel the technical aspect of math would be the beat, and the heart is the music, the soul. Putting it together, it creates this program,” Hakami said.
The women purchased recorders, small drums, and xylophones through a small grant from Juilliard.
“There’s something so visceral about music and so natural. Even today, when we were working with the kids, they so easily were able to find that pulse,” Horowitz said.