Posted by Jessica Estrella on August 08, 2011. 0 Comments
Music, it’s said to soothe the savage beast. But did you know that musical training can increase math scores, social development and success in life?
Researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. This observation holds regardless of students' socio-economic status, and differences in those who are involved with instrumental music vs. those who are not is more significant over time.*
It’s been identified that music in a curriculum improves a student’s ability to be educated, with improved cognitive and motor skills.
“Fourth graders who received two years of piano lessons...
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Jim James, singer, songwriter, guitarist, for the hard rocking band, My Morning Jacket, shares guitar duties with bandmate Carl Broemel. Both were selected by Rolling Stone magazine to appear on a short list of New Guitar Gods.
The multi-talented James recently picked up an Electro-Harmonix FREEZE and wrote in to say:
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