MUSIC = Intellect
Did you know that children who study music develop larger brain capacity than those who do not? Did you know that while the study of any subject activates a region of the brain, when children are engaged in serious music study, all four lobes of the brain are activated at once? When children participate in music classes, they also learn to organize, focus, create, solve problems, work as a team, and hear, see and feel patterns. This ability to detect patterns is fundamental to developing reading and mathematics skills. Students who study music in school also have a much higher rate of success socially, intellectually, and in life in general.

Music Is...

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Composing
  • Singing
  • Cooperating
  • Participating
  • Creating
  • Moving (carefully)
  • Playing simple instruments


"The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children."

                Cheryl Lavendar

"I would say that Music Education in our schools should be a must. When all other things pass away, music and art are still the things that are remembered. Music is one of the things, like the ability to laugh, that has kept mankind going for thousands of years. Music keeps us sane."

                Charles Schult

"If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing."

                Zimbabwe Proverb

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music."

                Albert Einstein

Curriculum Coordinator for
The Arts
Lori Lynn Stapleton