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

Schools are under constant pressure to make budget cuts, and music programs are often first on the chopping block. Now, an extensive study from the University of British Columbia in Canada shows that students who took music lessons in high school performed better in subjects such as English, science, and math.

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it

Abiha Nasir, aged nine, walks quietly into the small classroom, takes a seat, adjusts her hijab and picks up the drumsticks. A shy smile spreads across her face as she begins to play. She was just five when she turned up at Feversham primary academy’s after-school clubs, leaving teachers astounded by her musical ability and how her confidence grew with an instrument in hand.

Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big

After hundreds of children had finished their dance, piano and voice lessons one recent afternoon, the halls of the Harlem School of the Arts were quiet. Construction workers had also departed, leaving their tools behind. Eric Pryor, the president and chief executive of the nonprofit, walked around the 40,000-square-foot brick structure on St.

Making Music Boosts Brain’s Language Skills

Musicians-from karaoke singers to professional cello players-are better able to hear targeted sounds in a noisy environment, according to research that adds to evidence that music makes the brain work better. “In the past ten years there’s been an explosion of research on music and the brain,” Aniruddh Patel, the Esther J.

Is music what makes us human?

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Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music

Dear Liz, My daughter is a junior in high school, and she is sure that she wants to major in music in college. She wants to attend a music conservatory. That plan scares my husband and I greatly.

School Explores Benefits Of Teaching With Music

From the parking lot at Tindley Genesis Academy in Indianapolis – you can hear music. Outside of the school, it’s a dull thumping, but once you enter the front door, drumming, shrieking and synchronized chanting greets you – before the secretary has a chance to say hello. It’s coming from the gym.

Inspiring America: Beloved Baseball Star Brings Arts to Schools

Former New York Yankees star Bernie Williams is participating in the ‘Turnaround Arts’ program, which brings arts education to schools that need them the most.

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families. But what makes children…

Here is how music helps child development-it doesn’t only make them smarter

Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect”-the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence -has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter.” This interest in the relationship between musical aptitude on ability and intelligence has been around for some time.

£1m ‘catalyst’ for young musicians

A new £1m fund to encourage children to become musicians has been announced by the Welsh Government. The National Endowment for Music aims to support pupils’ musical ability. Ministers hope public and private sector bodies will contribute to the fund, which would begin making payments to support young musicians by 2020.

Struggling schools benefit from adding arts to learning

Last spring, he found himself at the White House singing for first lady Michelle Obama, an early backer of Turnaround Arts. Months later, in New Orleans, he sang to a packed crowd of a different sort, a high school gymnasium filled with students, teachers, parents and Turnaround artists.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Receives Grant To Help Educate Students About Music

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra has received a healthy grant to help more area students learn about music. The two year grant of more than 82-thousand dollars will help the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra reach more needy children in the Philadelphia region according to Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director.

How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder – NYMetroParents Michaela Searfoorce Michaela Searfoorce is a homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She makes time to write in the wee hours. You can find more of her stories at or See More.

Scientists claim music ‘can boost immune system’

Music could boost the immune system and help people recover from illness, scientists have claimed. Research down the decades has proved that music can boost people psychologically, but academics believe it might also have a biological effect.