Tim Gee Posts

Teens Who Take Music Lessons Have Better Grades Than Their Peers

According to a German Institute for Economic Research study, teens who take music lessons outside of school score significantly higher in terms of cognitive skills, have better grades, and are more conscientious and ambitious than their peers.

~ Hille, Al, Schupp, J., (2013), “How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills,” SOEPpapers: The German Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin

The Arts Are The Measure Of Our Civilization

“The creative arts are the measure and reflection of our civilization. They offer many children an opportunity to see life with a larger perspective…The moral values we treasure are reflected in the beauty and truth that is emotionally transmitted through the arts. The arts say something about us to future generations.”

~ Ann P. Kahn, Former President of The National PTA

The Arts Play A Critical Role In Our Country

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

~ Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

Tucker Woerner – Staff Spotlight

The staff spotlight for February is on Tucker Woerner from our Retail Sales team. Tucker is our Low Brass Specialist and has been with us for about 2 years now. Learn more about him by watching his interview below!

The Future Belongs To Young People With An Imagination

“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”

~ Barack Obama

Student Spotlight – Creekside Middle School #2

Being in your school band or orchestra is about more than just making music. Listen to how these students from Creekside Middle School describe their experience so far!

Music Students Score Higher On SAT

The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT’s than students with no participation.

~ Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, compiled by the Music Educators National Conference (2002)

Student Spotlight – Creekside Middle School #1

If you have a student that is considering being in the band or orchestra next year, listen to what these students from Creekside Middle School had to say about their experience so far.