Friday, January 28, 2011

Arts Education Increases Math Test Scores

A 1997 study of elementary students in an arts-based program concluded that students’ math test scores rose as their time in arts education classes increased.

- “Arts Exposure and Class Performance,” Phi Delta Kappan, October, 1998.

Music Education Prepares Children for the Workforce

“The things I learned from my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results. . . Not a bad preparation for the workforce!”

- Gregory Anrig – President, Educational Testing Service

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Every Good Boy Does Fine" Video

The video for "Every Good Boy Does Fine" is hot off the press and can be viewed by following the link below! Most students learned this song in November.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Forte Piano" video

To watch the video of "Forte Piano" which most classes saw in music, click on the below website and then click on the thumbnail of "Forte Piano".

Music Education is Critical

“In every successful business…there is one budget line that never gets cut. It’s called ‘Product Development’ – and it’s the key to any company’s future growth. Music education is critical to the product development of this nation’s most important resource – our children.”

- John Sykes — President, VH1

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chorus Musical Open to 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

We will begin working on a musical on January 18. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:00.  All 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are invited to join.  The performance date is March 24 at 6:30. If interested, just show up on the 18th.  I will give you all the specifics at that time.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chorus Cancelled for Jan. 6!!

In case any chorus member (or anyone who knows a chorus member) reads this, I have to cancel chorus rehearsal for tomorrow, Jan. 6.  Please spread the word so that people don't come early for nothing!