Music May Hold Key To Higher Brain Functions

A study at the University of California at Irvine demonstrated that young kids who participated in music instruction showed dramatic enhancements in abstract reasoning skills. In fact, researchers have found neural firing patterns that suggest that music may hold the...

Music Helps Students Learn Math

Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. ~ Lynn Kleiner, founder of Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach,...
Johanna Kitchell – Director Spotlight

Johanna Kitchell – Director Spotlight

For our final installment of the Director Spotlight for the month, we offer you the full interview with Mrs. Johanna Kitchell, Orchestra Director at Riverside Intermediate school and Junior High School. We hope you enjoy this installment of the spotlight!...

The Arts Significantly Boost Student Achievement

“The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. As First Lady Michelle Obama sums up, both she and the President believe ‘strongly that arts education is essential for...