Our Friends at the Royal Conservatory of Music have published a new brochure outlining the benefits of Music Education. You can find a pdf version on their website here.
Does studying music boost students’ overall test scores? Recent research casts doubt on that belief, concluding that the link between music education and good grades appears to reflect the impressive nature of Continue Reading →
Good news for pushy parents. If you want your child to excel musically, you now have better justification for starting their lessons early. New evidence comes from brain scans of 36 Continue Reading →
Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Continue Reading →
Ah! All of you piano teachers out there who give away “stickers” to your young students to positively enforce the development of good practice habits and good technique, well you Continue Reading →
A look at Maryland students’ achievement levels finds a correlation between music instruction in grades six to eight and success at algebra. Algebra, according to the Great Schools website, “is Continue Reading →
For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it. Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when Continue Reading →
It is sometimes difficult to get a clear picture of changing demographics of the communities we serve. One such tool that maybe useful for community music schools is the data Continue Reading →