Music Is A Potent Instrument for Student’s Education

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”

~ Plato

Student Spotlight – What Did You Learn From Being In Band & Orchestra – pt. 2

We share “Music Truths” a couple of times a week that focus on all of the benefits that students gain from participating in school music. This time on our student spotlight, the students of the SYO share a few things that they’ve learned along the way that will benefit them in the future.

The Legacy of Carl Fontana

July 18, 2019 would have marked Carl Fontana’s 91stbirthday. Fontana remains one the most influential, prolific, and recorded trombonists of all time. His legacy lives through his countless recordings with greats such as Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, and Sammy Davis Jr. Please listen to a few selections below and read more a more detailed biography below.

Nate Pollard – Staff Spotlight

Our staff spotlight for July is on Nate Pollard. Nate is one of our District Managers and he has been with us for about 2 and a half years. Watch his spotlight below to learn how he made his way to Paige’s Music!

Music Lessons Help Kids Learn To Accept 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.

Student Spotlight – Favorite Teacher Part II

Music Teachers have always been our favorite people in the world. Let these students from past student spotlights tell you just a few of the reasons why. Notice the expressions on their faces as they talk about them.

Have you had a favorite music teacher? Give them a mention in the comments below!

How Do I Rent An Instrument On The Paige’s Music Website?

At Paige’s Music, we have partnered with many schools throughout the state to become the supplier of school band and orchestra instruments in Indiana. For many families, the easiest option is to rent. Renting with Paige’s Music is a great opportunity to participate in music-making. We make rental easy and convenient and provide you with peace of mind.

All of our band and orchestra rentals include free repair and replacement, free deliveries and pick-up, exchange, return, and early purchase discount options.

We have several convenient options for renting an instrument on our Debut Rental plan. The most convenient option for renting an instrument is our online Option. You will select your school and your instrument and our system will autofill everything selected by your director for that instrument. From there, we can deliver the instrument directly to your school or you can pick-up the instrument in our store.

Watch the video below for a demonstration:

On the SAT Students Who Participate In Music Score Higher

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.)