February 2016 Posts

Students Who Had Music Classes Developed Higher IQ And Visual Abilities

A study of 8 to 11-year-olds found that, those who had extra-curricular music classes, developed higher verbal IQ, and visual abilities, in comparison to those with no musical training.
~ Forgeard et al., “Practicing a Musical Instrument in Childhood is Associated with Enhanced Verbal Ability and Nonverbal Reasoning,” PLOS One, 2008.

Kids Who Study An Instrument Learn A lot About Discipline

Playing a musical instrument strengthens eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, and kids who study an instrument learn a lot about discipline, dedication and the rewards of hard work.
~ http://nisom.com/index.php/instruction/health-benefits

Kids Who Make Music Have Been Shown To Get Along Better With Classmates

Kids who make music have been shown to get along better with classmates and have fewer discipline problems. More of them get into their preferred colleges, too.
~ http://nisom.com/index.php/instruction/health-benefits

Scott Hayden – Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight

Scott Hayden is our Brass Repair Coordinator and Brass Technician in our repair shop. Watch the interview below to learn a little more about Scott!

 

Kids Who Took Music Lessons Scored Higher On Tests Of General and Spatial Cognitive Development

Research at McGill University in Montreal, Canada showed that grade-school kids who took music lessons scored higher on tests of general and spatial cognitive development, the abilities that form the basis for performance in math and engineering.
~ http://nisom.com/index.php/instruction/health-benefits

Teens Describe Their Music Teachers As Encouraging

Teens described their music teachers as encouraging, motivating and acting as both role models and friends that can be trusted for listening and giving advice.
~ Presentation to U.S. Congress, 2007, Washington D.C. (Invited and arranged by the National Association of Music Merchants/NAMM, on “The Impact of Music on the Lives of Children and Adolescents”).

Music May Hold The Key To Higher Brain Function

A study at the University of California at Irvine demonstrated that young kids who participated in music instruction showed dramatic enhancements in abstract reasoning skills. In fact, researchers have found neural firing patterns that suggest that music may hold the key to higher brain function.
~ Rauscher, Shaw, Levine , Ky and Wright, “Music and Spatial Task Performance: A Causal Relationship,” University of California , Irvine , 1994

A Musical Fix For American Schools

Music is no cure-all, nor is it likely to turn your child into a Nobel Prize winner. But there is compelling evidence that it can boost children’s academic performance and help fix some of our schools’ most intractable problems.
~ Joanne Lipman, “A Musical Fix for American Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014.