August 2017 Posts

College Board Says Study Music To Succeed In College

The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to succeed in college.

~ Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do, 1983 [still in use], The College Board, New York

Darlies Jones – Staff Spotlight

Today’s Staff Spotlight is on Darlies Jones. Darlies is our Warehouse Supervisor and has been with us for 13 years. Please watch this quick video to learn more about him and all that he does for Paige’s.

 

Many Support Integration Of Music For Teacher Professional Development

Nearly half of parents and teachers support integrating music into the professional development of all educators

~ NAMM Foundation and Grunwald Associates LLC (2015). Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K–12 Music Education in the United States: 2015.

Music Training Helps Memory

Musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, visuospatial processing, mathematics, and IQ.

~ Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, 2006

Paige’s Music Premier Rental Program

Paige's Music Premier Rental Program

Our premier rental program is just that: an affordable and risk-free way to experience the finest instruments in the world. Whether you are looking for an instrument that is a step-up from what you have to worldwide renowned instruments played in the finest bands and orchestras. Paige’s Music provides a wide assortment of options at great prices.

Children Who Take Music Lessons Show Improved Memory

Young Children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.

~ Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, 2006

Teens See Music Teachers As Role Models

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.

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Meet Taylor Roberts – Repair Department Office Assistant

Position: Repair Department Office Assistant

Start Date: June 2017

Training or Education: Saint Joseph’s College- Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Where are you from originally: Indianapolis, IN

What instruments do you play: Clarinet, Saxophone, Ukulele

What groups do/did you play with: Indianapolis Symphonic Band

What do you enjoy most about working in the shop: I enjoy being able to help customers who want to give their student a rewarding experience through music. I also think that some of the repairs my coworkers do are amazing and it’s impressive how talented they are at their craft.

What is your most memorable musical experience: When I was at St. Joe our choir was invited to tour in Rome, Italy and sing at many different churches.  One of those included St. Peters Basilica where we sang for the Pope. My favorite band memory would be playing the Star Spangled Banner at ISSMA Marching Band State finals with a brass choir from St. Joe.