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High School Students Do Better In Science, Math And English If They Also Take Music Lessons

A new study from the University of British Colombia finds that students who take music lessons do better in math, science and English across the board. Check out the full article here.

During your Summer Break

During the summer break We encourage our students to take it easy but it can be quite a shock to stop playing all together for three weeks and then suddenly pick back up where you left off. Even playing 1 scale or doing a run-through of your performance piece is helpful. You can also try to pick out the melody of your favorite pop song! Give your fine-motor skills and your brain this short-t

Singing on Pitch

When learning to sing on pitch, each child takes in the information and processes it differently. Each lesson is carefully crafted to give the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners opportunities to experience the lesson through their strongest learning style. Hearing the two pitches sung, singing the pitches themselves, associating the two pitches with a familiar song, and moving their han

How Group Participation Can Make You Better

A majority of educators agree that chorus participation canhelp make students better participants in groups, help develop stronger social skills, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, and help instill self-discipline and punctuality.

Audiation

Audiation is the ability to hear music when no musical sound is present. When you audiate, you have internalized music and are “thinking” music. While progressively omitting the lyrics in a song they have learned, children are given the opportunity to audiate. Some children may spontaneously “fill in the blanks” by singing the missing music. Regardless of the response, this is an opportun