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[14 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Discover the 21st Century Music Classroom

Teaching students in a classroom to read music, play piano, compose, improvise and perform has been a challenge for music educators for centuries. MusIQ Lab combines the best elements of technology with inspired pedagogy and a comprehensive body of content.

Grants & Funding »

[30 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]

The goal of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts/MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Grant Program is to enhance arts learning in K-–12 Public Schools by supporting exemplary Guild member/public schools partnerships

The Benefits of Music, music brain, piano brain »

[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.

The Benefits of Music, music brain, piano brain, the MusIQ Lab Blog »

[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…