Tim Gee Posts

Music Ensemble Participation Teaches Your Contributions Matter

“When a child has a part to play in a music ensemble, or a theater or dance production, they begin to understand that their contribution is necessary for the success of the group. Through these experiences children gain confidence and start to learn that their contributions have value even if they don’t have the biggest role.”

~ Lisa Phillips, “The artistic edge: 7 skills children need to succeed in an increasingly right brain world,” ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts, 2013.

Participating In Music Ensembles Helps Students Focus

“The ability to focus is a key skill developed through ensemble work. Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus. It requires each participant to not only think about their role, but how their role contributes to the big picture of what is being created. Recent research has shown that participation in the arts improves children’s abilities to concentrate and focus in other aspects of their lives.”

~ Lisa Phillips, “The artistic edge: 7 skills children need to succeed in an increasingly right brain world,” ARTSblog, Americans for the Arts, 2013.

Basic Tips On Caring For Your Oboe

Last summer 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 oboes, with instruction given by Erin Nichols of the Indy Flute Shop.

Brian Travelsted – Staff Spotlight

Our staff spotlight for August is on Brian Travelsted. Brian has a unique position here at Paige’s where he splits his time between Chops and the Paige’s repair shop – all with a focus on percussion. Watch his spotlight below to learn more about him.

Music Lessons Result In Higher Intelligence Quotients In Students

A study examined the influence of music education on nonmusical abilities, the effects of music lessons on academic performance, and cognitive abilities. The study revealed that students who participated in music lessons showed statistically higher intelligence quotients.

~ Glenn Schellenberg, Music Lessons Enhance IQ, Psychological Science, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2004

Basic Tips On Caring For Your Clarinet

Last summer we updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. With back-to-school time in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to share these again.  Below is the general care and maintenance video, with instruction given by Sam Motter of our Retail Sales staff.

If you’d like to see the rest of our clarinet videos, you can view them on our Clarinet Care & Maintenance page.

Music Is A Higher Revelation Than Wisdom

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

~ Ludwig van Beethoven quoted in “Music Is a Potent Source of Meaning,” Tom Jacobs, August 20, 2015.

Students In Music Have Higher Scores

Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.

~ Johnson, C. M. & Memmott, J. E. (2007). Examination of relationships between participation in school music programs of differing quality and standardized test results. Journal of Research in Music Education, 54(4), 293-307