“It’s really important for the artsy kids to have access to the kind of music they want. The power of finding your voice led so many of us to our jobs,” Slade said. “But I think it’s especially important for the non-arsty kids who are sure they don’t fit in the musical category. They don’t play music, they don’t dance. These are the kids in my experience that find the most power. Because it’s such a radically different thing … It helps you find your voice.”