Instrument Training Helps Focus

Studies have shown that assiduous instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus. ~ Hearing the music, honing the mind. (2010)....

Music Helps Students Express

“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.” ~ William...
Director Tips – Russ Smith

Director Tips – Russ Smith

Russ Smith, Director of Bands at Shelbyville HS, joined us on the Director Spotlight last week. If you missed it, check out a few of his highlights on: Family/Work Balance, Advocacy and the use of music travel with not only his ensemble, but, his personal music...

Music Makes Kids More Focused

Majorities of parents whose children are involved in music classes also credit music education for making them happier, more focused, more selfdisciplined, stronger academically and more helpful. ~ NAMM Foundation and Grunwald Associates LLC (2015). Striking a Chord:...

Children Who Study Music Stay In School

Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education. ~ Arte Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.”...