Study Shows Rhythm Relates With Reading Skills

A 2013 study published in The Journal of Neuroscience found that adolescent-centered studies show that even very basic rhythm abilities, such as tapping to a beat, relate with reading skills.
~ White-Schwoch, T., Woodruff Carr, Anderson, S., Strait, D.L., Kraus, N. (2013), “Older adults benefit from music training early in life: Biological evidence for long-term training-driven plasticity,” The Journal of Neuroscience

Teens Look At Music As An Opportunity For Engagement

Teens look at music as an opportunity in school for engagement as performers, composers and intelligent listeners—activities and qualities that appear to be deeply meaningful to them
~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Tim Roethler – Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight

We’re introducing a new series on our blog today called the Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight. Our first interview is with our Director of Repair Services, Tim Roethler. Watch the video below to learn a little more about Tim and our repair shop.

We’ll be featuring a new Staff Spotlight each month, so check back in December for the next interview.

Regular Music Making Strengthens Nonmusical Brain Functions

A study published in 2010 found that regular music making strengthens nonmusical brain functions.
~ Kraus N., Chandrasekaran B. (2010), “Music training for the development of auditory skills.” Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Americans Believe Music Education Contributes To Personal Fulfillment

Four out of five Americans (80%) believe their music education has contributed to their level of personal fulfillment.
~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014