Here’s an original song and music video from a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Eric Barao writes and sings on the single.

Junior high and high school are tough transitions for most people; bullying is one of the more extreme ways some experience this period.

Eric’s video didn’t start out as a plea for arts education, but I can see how important it was to the artist to have a way to express something meaningful to him and to reach out to kids who are having a hard time. When we cut choir, band, orchestra, jazz band, visual art, ceramics, literary journals, school newspapers, theatre departments, dance, and other arts education from our public schools because test-driven teaching crowds them out, we’re depriving young people of important ways of expressing themselves at times when they might need it the most.

Thanks for the song, Eric!


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  1. ebarao 8 years ago

    The music and art departments in junior high and high school were my only place of refuge, where I felt safe and had a means of expression. I don't know what I would have done without them. Thanks so much for sharing the video! Working with the student actors who brought it all to life was incredibly rewarding.. – eric

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