October 2016 Posts

Music Offers Space For Constructive Criticism

Taking music lessons offers a space where kids learn how to accept and give constructive criticism, according to research published in The Wall Street Journal in 2014.

~ Joanne Lipman, “A Musical Fix for American Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014.

Students Who Participate In Music Score Higher On SAT

On the SAT, students who participated in music scored an average of 31 points above average in reading, 23 points above average in math, and 31 points above average in writing.

~ College Board SAT, 2012 College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile Report. (See table 18.)

Steve Grimes (Sarge) – Staff Spotlight

The latest Paige’s Staff Spotlight is on Steve Grimes. Steve is one of our Woodwind Repair Technicians and has been at Paige’s for over 23 years. Take a moment to learn more about him and why we call him “Sarge.”

 

Students Who Participate In School Arts Have Higher Academic Success

Researchers have demonstrated a strong relationship between individuals who participated in school arts experiences and higher academic success as demonstrated by grade point averages, scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and math and verbal portions of the SAT exam.

~ Kelly, S. N. (2012). Fine Arts-Related Instruction’s Influence on Academic Success

Music Training Influences Brain Processes Important For Key Skills

We believe that music training is a particularly potent driver of brain plasticity that influences the biological processes important for listening, language, and learning.

~ Neuroeducation: From the Lab to the Classroom,” School-Based Music Summary, Northwestern University.