Schools With Music Programs Have Higher Graduation and Attendance Rates

Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.
~ The National Association for Music Education. “Music Makes the Grade.” The National Association for Music Education. Accessed February 24, 2015.

Everyday Listening Skills Are Stronger In Musically Trained Children

Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory.
~ Strait, D.L. and N. Kraus, Biological impact of auditory expertise across the life span: musicians as a model of auditory learning.
Hearing Research, 2013.

The State Of Mankind Improves Through Music

It is said that the state of mankind improves through music; music not only trains but educates individuals and makes them fit for a life of community. Music is spiritual and mental food, an edifying and educational power. In comparison with sports (the motion of bodies), music (the motion of sounds) belongs to a higher sphere. In extreme cases, one encounters the tenet that music actually elevates man into a higher realm, transforming him into a new form of the human species.
~ Albrecht Riethmüller, “Music Beyond Ethics,” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, p. 170, Volume 65, Issue 3, 2008.

Paige’s Music Holiday Store Hours

Holiday-Hours-2015

Our store ours are slightly different than year’s past based on the way the holidays fell on the calendar this year.

Here is a rundown for the rest of 2015.

Wednesday, December 30th – Open 10am – 6pm
Thursday, December 31st – Open 10am – 3pm
Friday, January 1st – CLOSED
Saturday, January 2nd – CLOSED

If you need to have something delivered to your school on Monday, January 4th, please place your order by Thursday before 3pm.

Thanks for a great 2015.  Please have a safe and happy New Year from all of us at Paige’s Music!

Children Who Take Music Lessons Show Improved Memory

Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.
~ Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014.

Children Who Take Music Lessons Show Different Brain Development

Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.
~ National Association for Music Education. “The Benefits of the Study of Music.” National Association for Music Education. Accessed July 17, 2014.

Music Education Provides A Myriad Of Social-Emotional Skills

Majorities of both parents and teachers see a myriad of social-emotional, academic, 21st century skill, community, and physical and health benefits from music education—especially social-emotional benefits
~ 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.

Music Has Been Found To Stimulate The Brain and Enhance Memory

Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, including a study conducted at UC Irvine, which showed that scores on memory tests of Alzheimer’s patients improved when they listened to classical music.
~ Cheri Lucas, Education.com, “Boost Memory and Learning with Music,” pbs.org.