Music education benefits your child in so many ways

A comprehensive article from the Royal Conservatory lists research-supported benefits of music education.

This entry is the fifth in a series of five articles about the benefits of arts education.

See also:

  1. Turns out your mom was right!
  2. Arts Participation and SAT Scores
  3. Music education is good for you!
  4. Scientists who were also accomplished artists

Thanks to Mrs. Lenore Wilkison for her assistance in researching the sources in this series.

The arts are part of the core educational experience for all students at TPA and TPJA.  Our curriculum, 6th through 12th grades, calls for all students to participate in an arts class every semester. 

Scientists who were also accomplished artists, writers, musicians

Some of the great scientists and inventors were also accomplished artists, writers, and musicians:

  • Beatrix Potter (natural scientist, author)
  • Samuel F. B. Morse (invented the telegraph and Morse code, painter)
  • George Antheil (inventor, composer)
  • Alexander Borodin (chemist, composer)
  • Benjamin Franklin (inventor and statesman, invented the armonica)
  • Albert Einstein (physicist, violinist).

“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition.  My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six.  My new discovery is the result of musical perception.” (Shinichi Suzuki, 1969, Nurtured by Love: A New Approach to Education.  Cited here.)

This entry is the fourth in a series of six articles about the benefits of arts education.

See also:

  1. Turns out your mom was right!
  2. Arts Participation and SAT Scores
  3. Music education is good for you!

Thanks to Mrs. Lenore Wilkison for her assistance in researching the sources in this series.

The arts are part of the core educational experience for all students at TPA and TPJA.  Our curriculum, 6th through 12th grades, calls for all students to participate in an arts class every semester. 

Hermès Quartet October 25

Mrs. Catherine Hayden, friend to TPA and the guiding light behind the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series, wrote to me about their stunning opening concert.  Here’s her letter:

The Hermès Quartet opens the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series on Sunday, October 25th in the TCA Gallery at 2:30. This young Paris-based quartet won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2012 and received rave reviews at their debut concerts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.

I hope you can come to hear them play Mozart’s Quartet No. 14 in G Major, Webern’s Five Movements and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden. Please remind your students to call the TCA box office at 480-350-2822 to benefit from the special ticket prices for Great Heart schools quoting “charter school” ($20 for staff and accompanying adults, $10 for students). I look forward to seeing you and your students at the concert. Please stay for the cake (for everyone!) and wine (included in the adult ticket price) reception following the concert and meet the musicians too.

The concert is suitable for review and is on the list.

 

Music Education Is Good for You!

This article from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) provides a comprehensive look at the benefits of music education:  Education in music correlates with:

  • Enhanced brain development
  • Mathematical and spatial reasoning
  • Reading and verbal skills
  • Overall academic achievement
  • Successful schools
  • Social and emotional development

This entry is the third in a series of six articles about the benefits of arts education. 

See also:

  1. Turns out your mom was right!
  2. Arts Participation and SAT Scores

Thanks to Mrs. Lenore Wilkison for her assistance in researching the sources in this series.

The arts are part of the core educational experience for all students at TPA and TPJA.  Our curriculum, 6th through 12th grades, calls for all students to participate in an arts class every semester. 

Arts participation and SAT scores

Question: does participation in the arts have anything to do with SAT scores?

Answer: Yes, they do correlate positively!  Generally, the more participation in the arts, the higher the score.  Research is here.

This entry is the second in a series of six articles about the benefits of arts education. 

See also: Turns out your mom was right!

Thanks to Mrs. Lenore Wilkison for her assistance in researching the sources in this series.

The arts are part of the core educational experience for all students at TPA and TPJA.  Our curriculum, 6th through 12th grades, calls for all students to participate in an arts class every semester.