Your Child’s Music Education at Rose Garden Elementary


    ]    Why is music education important? Research studies show that:


    o      Students who are involved in band, orchestra or choir at the secondary level reported a lower rate of substance abuse

    o      Music instruction improves math and science skills and enhances spatial and abstract intelligence

    o      Students with coursework/experience in music performance and music appreciation on average score 63 points higher on the verbal SAT and 44 points higher on the math SAT

    o      Using brain imaging techniques, scientists discovered that playing an instrument activates regions in all four lobes of the cerebral cortex as well as some parts of the cerebellum

    o      Kindergarten students who took piano lessons for 8 months showed a 46% boost in their spatial reasoning IQ


    ]    From the “No Child Left Behind” Act of 2002:


    o      “The term “core academic subjects” mean english, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography” (Title IX, Part A, Sec. 9101-11)


    ]    What happens in music class at Rose Garden?


    o      Singing

    o      Chanting

    o      Playing Instruments – Recorders, Xylophones, Drums and many more

    o      Moving – Folk Dance, Creative Movement

    o      Drama – Acting out poems and books

    o      Theory – Reading music, counting rhythms


    ]    If you have any questions, would like more information on music education or would like to visit a music class, please call Mrs. Szanto at 945-6275