Art, music programs struggle to survive

Art, music programs struggle to survive

Art, music programs struggle to survive Chattanooga Times Free Press Friday, September 18, 2009 By: Perla Trevizo Fiddle-eye-fee says the cat, its voice ringing from a musical triangle. Chimmy-chuck clucks the hen, her voice bonking off a woodblock. Those instruments...

BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE

Pressure-cooker kindergarten A new emphasis on testing and test preparation — brought on by politicians, not early education experts — is hurting the youngest students. By Patti Hartigan | August 30, 2009 Christine Gerzon is the epitome of a kindergarten...

Music Advocacy’s Top Ten for Parents

1. In a 2000 survey, 73 percent of respondents agree that teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems.?- Americans Love Making Music – And Value Music Education More Highly Than Ever, American Music Conference, 2000. ?2. Students who can...

Music Advocacy’s Top Ten Quotes

1. “During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far...
Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills

Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills

ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2009) — Children exposed to a multi-year programme of music tuition involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills display superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared with their non-musically...