with Mrs. Van Scoyk
The Importance of a Music Education
-Music is an effective, almost magical medium for learning and retaining information, [because] it activates three different centers of the brain at the same time: language, hearing, and rhythmic motor control.
-Playing music reduces stress and has been shown to reverse the body's response to stress at the DNA-level
- listening to music reduced heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety in heart disease patients
-Over 70% of Americans say that the learnings and habits from music education equip people to be better team players in their careers