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[22 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

STEM education is a popular strategy that focuses resources on Science Technology English and Math learning objectives. Educators are now realizing that music training is an effective way to increase student achievement. As a result, STEAM is now becoming popular article here .
Studies over the past two decades show that instrumental music skill development has a big impact on rates of learning in Math, Science, and Reading ​.
Traditional strategies to deliver music programs with instrumental skill development are expensive, typically achieved through band/orchestra after school. Students join band in Middle/High school, …

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

A wealth of scientific research over the last decade is proving that music education is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social, and creative potential.
-It speeds up the development of speech and reading skills
-It trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods
-It helps children gain a sense of empathy for others

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[30 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills. There is growing evidence that musicians have structurally and functionally different brains compared with non-musicians. In particular, the areas of the brain used to process music are larger or more active in musicians. Even just starting to learn a musical instrument can changes the neurophysiology of the brain.

The Benefits of Music, Videos, the MusIQ Lab Blog »

[19 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Video: Piano Stairs (music makes everything more fun!)

An ingenious musical invention encourages people to ditch the escalator and take the stairs.

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
From Edweek.org: The Arts Education Effect

Why Schools With Arts Programs Do Better At Narrowing Achievement Gaps. Most Americans agree with President Barack Obama’s assessment that a “complete and competitive education for the 21st century” means all students will need some form of education or training beyond high school. That’s why college and career readiness for all by 2020 is his administration’s top education goal. Yet while we recognize that higher levels of educational attainment will open doors to a better life for students, we haven’t been able to keep an estimated 7,000 of them each day from…

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[23 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Music and the Brain: How Important is Music to A Child’s Development?

Over two decades ago researchers in the US began studying the link between learning ‘to read music and play the piano’, and ability in Math and Science.

This led to a ten year UCLA study comparing results for young students taking music versus students taking computer classes. Students learning to read music and play the piano scored significantly higher on Math and Science assessments.

Researchers then went on to prove that learning to read music and play the piano has other cognitive benefits. Hong Kong university of China discovered that not only does the regimen of learning to read and play music increase the rate of learning new vocabulary, but it results in a permanent increase in the learning rate. If the music learning process stops, the increased capacity is retained. If the challenging music program starts again, the rate of learning increases further.

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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person.