Offered by Rich Germaine, Owner and President of Joyful Noise Music School, Inc.
Why have your child play a Music Instrument?
- Unlike competitive team sports, students in school band or orchestra can always participate. No one sits on the bench waiting for a chance to play.
- Students who participate in school music programs are 52% more likely to go on to college and graduate.
- According to a recent study .conducted by neurologist Dr. Frank Wilson, when a musician plays, he/she uses approximately 90% of the brain. Wilson could find no other activity that uses the brain to this extent.
- The study had also shown students who took more than 4 years of music and the other arts scored 34 points better on the verbal portion of the SAT than those who took music for less than a year.
- A recent Rockefeller Foundation study discovered that music students have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools. Music scholarships are also a great source of funding for a college education.
- When a child succeeds at the diverse tasks required to play an instrument, self-esteem is enhanced.
- As a student begins to understand the connection between practice and the quality of performance, self-discipline becomes self-enforcing. It may then be a short jump to making a connection between self-discipline and performance in life.
- Students in band or orchestra develop higher cognitive skills and increased ability to analyze and evaluate information. They also learn about teamwork and conflict/resolution skills required for success in the modern workplace while enjoying the healthy, positive activity of band and orchestra with friends.