January 2016 Posts

Young Children Who Take Music Lessons Show Different Brain Development

Young Children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.
~ Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, 2006

Students In Top-Quality Music Programs Score Higher On Tests

Students in top-quality instrumental programs scored 17% higher in mathematics than children in schools without a music program, and 33% higher in mathematics than students in a deficient choral program.
~ Journal for Research in Music Education, June 2007; Dr. Christopher Johnson, Jenny Memmott

Tom May – Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight

Tom May is one of our string techs in the repair shop.  Check out the video below to learn more about Tom and how he came to work at Paige’s Music.

Mastery In Arts Is Closely Correlated To Greater Understanding Of Language Components

Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to a greater understanding of language components.
~ Trei, Lisa. “Musical training helps language processing, studies show.” Stanford News. Accessed February 24, 2015.

Children With Learning Disabilities Could Benefit Greatly From Music Lessons

Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
~ Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014.