The Reports Are In
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Uncategorized
People have said "music makes you smarter" for years - plenty of studies have been done to see exactly what that means. We know it helps with basic logic, like "are these notes on the page moving up? Then we'll play higher notes". We've also seen that it helps people understand history a little more - we learn about different composers and how the time they lived in impacted their work. It can make arithmetic stick in our heads more....musicians are great at counting to at least 4! All jokes aside, though, music is a great hobby or career choice for many people and can help us to more easily understand the world around us.
More importantly, our studio thinks it's important for students to want to seek out information. We want to teach them how to learn, it's the number one main goal! One of the Rock Band classes recently took up a challenge to write at least 5 sentences about any musician of their choosing. They were so proud of their work when they came into class the next week! Everyone participated and we read all the pages out loud in class. They had researched online, chosen important information, and compiled it into one spot - Thomas even typed his page up! They received $1 in NMA Candy Shop money for their efforts along with a little bit of learning and the knowledge that they can complete tasks they think of as "grown-up".
Make sure to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NugentMusicAcademy/ to see everyone's report!