Musical education has evolved well past the days of singing along as a teacher plays the piano. Today, psychologists understand that strong links between the mind’s processing of information and the processing of music exist. As such, it can be possible to boost your memory creation and information retention just by playing music.
Does Music Education Benefit Our Children?
Seventeen out of twenty people believe that a student who participates in a music class will do better in school, while sixteen of twenty say that learning a musical instrument helps a student to achieve; fourteen of twenty say that a student who does learn a musical instrument will be less likely to have disciplinary issues at school. Do these predispositions hold up?
Facts And Stats
The inclination of people polled is accurate in many instances: a high school student in a music class will have a better GPA than one who is not in a music class. The Netherlands, Japan, and Hungary are three nations that excel at education — each country has music training at the earliest levels of education. Even in the United States, some of the schools with the highest levels of achievement spend as much as thirty percent of the school in coursework that emphasizes art and music.
Tech And Music
Teachers can use multimedia displays to help teach music in the classroom. An iPad or tablet allows the teaching of music theory and history as well as tuning, melody, percussion, timing, and even writing music.
To learn more about the the evolving technology in music education, created by Kent State University, take a look below at the infographic below.
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