September 2018 Posts

Principals Agree Music Education Leads To Higher Graduation Rates

The vast majority – 96 percent – of the school principals interviewed in a recent study agree that participation in music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school. Further, 89 percent of principals feel that a high-quality music education program contributes to their school achieving higher graduation rates.

~ Harris Interactive Poll, 2006

Quick Tips On Caring For Your Baritone/Euphonium

Last spring we updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. Below is the general care and maintenance video for Baritones and Euphoniums, with instruction given by Britton Watson of our Retail Sales Staff.

Arts Education Finds The Buried Gold

“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.”

~ Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education

Dillon Gardner – Student Spotlight

Over the summer we visited the Symphonic Youth Orchestra to interview some of their students. We were curious to find out how music has influenced them throughout their school careers, as well as how it has prepared them for the future. Next up is Dillon Gardner from Center Grove High School. Please take a few minutes to get to know him and what he’s learned from playing the cello.

A big thank you to Shawn Goodman and the rest of the staff at the Symphonic Youth Orchestra. To learn more about the SYO please visit their website at https://www.syogi.org.

Music Fosters Student Creative Skills

“To be the next great inventor of something we haven’t dreamed of yet, you need to have creative skills. Music really fosters those creative skills.”

~ Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon

Meet Ross Werner – Trumpet Specialist at Paige’s Music

Hello, everyone! My name is Ross Werner, and I am the Trumpet Specialist here at Paige’s Music.

My relationship with Paige’s began like most students in Indiana when I followed my parents into the Greenwood High School Band room to get fitted for an instrument during my 5thgrade year. I distinctly remember really wanting to be a percussionist, but Mr. Kalugyer was not hesitant in telling me that I should stick to trying out the trumpet. Turns out, I guess he made a pretty good choice for me!

After my time at Greenwood High School, I went on to pursue and complete a degree in Arts Administration with a Music focus and Marketing Minor at Butler University from 2014-2018. During that time, I was fortunate enough to spend 4 years touring the country through Drum Corps International. In 2014, I played trumpet in the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Rockford, Illinois. I then spent the next three summers from 2015-2017 as a drum major for Carolina Crown Drum Corps from Fort Mill, South Carolina.  My time at Butler also presented me with outstanding musical experiences, including four years as part of the University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Col. Michael Colburn and in the trumpet studio led by Allen Miller.

In addition to my work at Paige’s, I am also a freelance graphic designer doing work mostly for band programs across the country in order to provide digitally-printed props and floors, social media graphics, multimedia productions, apparel designs, and more! During the Summer/Fall months, I am also an instructor for the marching band at Avon High School.

I am super excited to get things rolling for my position here at Paige’s! Some of these things include getting to work with students and schools throughout the year, helping students and adults find their “forever” instruments, developing relationships in and around the community, and continuously learning about all things trumpet/music.

Anyone is more than welcome to visit our store and try out any/all of the trumpets we have here in the store. It is my goal to not only provide quality information, but a quality experience for anyone who is looking to invest in an instrument, from beginners to professionals.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help any way possible!

e-mail: rwerner@paigesmusic.com

Phone: 317-813-2440 (personal)

Music Education Opens Doors for Students

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”

~ Gerald Ford, Former President of the United States

Teach Music In Our Schools

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

~ Martin Luther