The past two weeks have been very musical weeks for our students and I had the pleasure of playing the Drums for our Early Years students and played along with our recorder minstrels this week. Our school band will be performing at our presentation assembly and I know the students are very excited to be performing in front of the whole school next week.
Some facts to support music education
1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
2. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
3. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
4. Elementary age children who are involved in music lessons show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
Apart from the social enjoyment of playing music there is considerable research which supports our continued growth of music education at NPS.