Music Enhances Skills Used To Perform Many Tasks

Music enhances fine motor skills, or the ability to use small, acute muscle movements to write, use a computer, and perform other physical tasks. ~ Forgeard, 2008; Hyde, 2009; Schlaug et al. 2005, “The Effects of Musical Training on Structural Brain Development A...

Music Class Helps IQ

A study of 8 to 11-year-olds found that, those who had extra-curricular music classes, developed higher verbal IQ, and visual abilities, in comparison to those with no musical training. ~ ~ Forgeard et al., “Practicing a Musical Instrument in Childhood is Associated...
Director Tips – Eric Criss: Retention

Director Tips – Eric Criss: Retention

Mr. Eric Criss, Director of Bands at NorthWood High school, recently joined us on the Director Spotlight. Eric offers us his approach to retaining students from middle to high school band. We hope you enjoy this segment from the Director...

Students Should Study Arts To Succeed in College

The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to succeed in college. ~ Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do, 1983 [still in use], The College Board, New...