If I Had a Million Dollars

BNL is one of my favorite rock bands. I would list their entire name, but it would likely trigger your spam filter and create a firewall issue that would make the Great Wall of China seem like my son’s Lego project. So let’s just leave it at BNL. I love this band as much for their catchy melodies as their snarky and amusing lyrics. Still stumped? Try Googling “Be My Yoko Ono.” That should solve the mystery for you, and explain why I can’t type the band's name.

One of BNL’s greatest hits is “If I Had $1,000,000.” Their answer to the timeless question of ”What would you do if you won the lottery?" will leave you laughing out loud. Don’t believe me? Click here.

Lately I have been thinking about the big picture of music education and how to ensure its viability for future generations. As a part of this process I asked myself, “If I had a million dollars to use towards making music education better, how would I spend it efficiently to get the greatest impact for every dollar spent?"

Do you know what you would do with the money? Would you lobby Washington? Would you hand out free instruments to disadvantaged youth? Would you invest in teacher training? How would you spend your million dollars on music education? What if I upped the ante to ten million? Would it change your answer?

For ten years I have been writing to you, now it is your turn to write to me. Click here and tell me how you would spend your ten million dollars. I might publish some of the answers in next week's e-zine.