March 2016 Posts

We Must Teach Music In Schools

“Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools.”
~ Martin Luther

Mike Wilson (Mook) – Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight

Mike Wilson is one of the woodwind repair technicians in our repair shop. Take a few minutes and learn more about him and a few new tidbits about Paige’s!

 

Music Puts Students In Better Mood For Learning

“Students of all ages – that includes adults – generally find that music helps them focus more clearly on the task at hand and puts them in a better mood for learning.”
~ Chris Brewer, founder of LifeSounds Educational Services, quoted in “Boost Memory and Learning with Music,” pbs.org, Cheri Lucas.

Music Is Freaking Magical

“Music is freakin’ magical. In 40-some years I have never gotten over it — you take some seemingly random marks on a page, you blow air through a carefully constructed tube, and what comes out the other side is a sound that can convey things that words cannot. And you just blow air through a tube. Or pull on a string. Or whack something. And while we can do a million random things with a million random objects, somehow, when we just blow some air through a tube, we create sounds that can move other human beings, can reach right into our brains and our hearts. That is freakin’ magical.”
~ Peter Greene, “Stop ‘defending’ music education,” The Huffington Post, June 11, 2015.

Music Is About Communication, Creativity and Cooperation

“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.”
~ Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States