April 2016 Posts

Music Education Helps Develop Originality And Flexibility

Music education helps develop originality and flexibility, which are key components of creativity and innovation
~ Craft, A. (2001). An Analysis of Research and Literature on Creativity and Education. Report Prepared for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Coventry, England. Strategic National Arts Alumni Project
(SNAAP). (2010). Forks in the Road: The Many Paths of Arts Alumni: Strategic National Arts Alumni Project 2010 Findings. Bloomington, IN.

Students In High-Quality School Music Programs Score Higher On Tests

Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of community.
~ Nature Neuroscience, April 2007

Randy Koehler – Staff Spotlight

This month’s Staff Spotlight is on Randy Koehler.  Randy is one of our District Manager’s who visit schools on a weekly basis.  He graciously made time in his schedule to sit down and talk with me about life as a “road warrior” for Paige’s Music.

 

Schools With Music Programs Have Higher Attendance

Schools that have music programs have an attendance rate of 93.3% compared to 84.9% in schools without music programs.
~ The National Association for Music Education. “Music Makes the Grade.” The National Association for Music Education. Accessed February 24, 2015.

Music Is The Easiest Way To Express

“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.”
~ William Faulkner