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.

Fall/Winter Rebates at Paige’s Music

Instrument rebates at Paige's Music

Believe it or not the, the winter is coming up fast! To celebrate this gift-giving season, many of the manufacturers Paige’s Music works with are giving generous rebates with the purchase or rental of a new instrument. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your instrument, now is a great time!

If you’ve been looking to upgrade to a professional level instrument, Conn-Selmer (Bach, Conn, Holton, King, Selmer, and etc.) has a $100 mail-in rebate or you can choose a pBone or pTrumpet ($179 value) as your gift! These plastic instruments play rather well considering their all-plastic construction and is available in various colors. The purchase of a Bach instrument and submitted rebate form also enters you in for a VIP trip to the Bach factory in Elkhart, Indiana! More information on the Conn-Selmer rebate can be found here: http://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/

Music Students Score Higher In Algebra

Students who take music in middle school score signifcantly higher on algebra assignments in 9th grade than their non-music counterparts.

~ Helmrich. B. H. (2010). Window of opportunity? Adolescence, music, and algebra. Journal of Adolescent Research. 25 (4).

Music Students Have Larger Vocabularies

Students who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

~ Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014.