there were a number of us. California actually DID have talented, qualified, professional public-school music, art, dance, and drama teachers in k-12 systems, who gave an enormous amount of time and energy to give the gift of the arts to students and their communities. I know there are still a few out there struggling, and I wish them well.
The places where an arts enriched education is still even possible is changing. Prospects for public school are dismal. Private schools, home-school support centers, and charter-schools are perhaps the best possibilities. Extra curricular and after-school classes, boys and girls clubs, and private teaching are other possible options that come to mind. Online schooling, computer assisted training, and long-distance learning are still more options that are available and that some believe are the wave of the future. Each of these however must be approached with care and thoughtful consideration if they are to be part of an "arts enriched education" rather than just another form of 'edu-tainment'.