Jon Sturm – Staff Spotlight

Our staff spotlight for June is on Jon Sturm. Jon currently works in our string repair department and has been with us for 5 years. Please take a few minutes to learn more about Jon by watching his interview below.

Music Participation Improves Student Reading Scores

Researchers found that after two years, children who not only regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in the class, showed larger improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers.

~ Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, quoted in Melissa Locker, “This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain,” Time, December 16, 2014.

Music Education Prepares You To Manage Tasks

Three in five Americans (61%) said it [music education] provided a disciplined problem solving approach and 59% said it prepared people to manage tasks more successfully.

~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

Quick Tips On Caring For Your Clarinet

We recently updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. Below is the general care and maintenance video, with instruction given by Sam Motter of our Retail Sales staff.

Music Is An Important Education Component

Eight in 10 teachers and more than seven in 10 parents believe the number of minutes of music education required every week is an important quality component.

~ 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.