Congratulations to 35 of our students who performed in the National Piano Guild Auditions which are held annually at JAM. Our Guild judge this year was Mr. Benjamin Choules.
Summer Music Lessons
June 24 – 28 (9:30am – 2:00pm)
Lighthouse Strings Camp – (Prerequisite: at least one year of experience)
July 8 – 12
Blast Off With Piano – Introduction to group piano one hour daily with recital on Friday
All Summer: private lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, trumpet and flute
(First lesson free when signing up for at least six summer lessons)
JAM Open House: July 31 and August 1
Make an appointment to come in and meet piano, strings, guitar, drums, brass, flute and vocal instructors for free evaluations.
Call 561-747-6878 for more information or to sign up today!
Congratulations to Lighthouse Suzuki Strings for a beautiful annual Spring Concert!
Whether your child is the next Mozart or just wants to try something new, he will benefit from some form of music education.
1. Higher Test Scores
Studies have shown that students who are involved with a music education program in school perform better on tests than students who don’t engage in music. One study revealed that students in schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests, compared to schools with low-quality or no music programs.
2. Language Development
Recent studies have indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Learning a musical instrument also improves how the brain understands human language, which can help students learn a second language.
3. Improved Self-Esteem
Music allows students to try something new and develop confidence as they master singing or playing an instrument. When students are working towards a common goal, they appreciate that their ‘voice’ and interests are heard and understood by others. This joint effort creates a sense of secure acceptance that is critical to their self-esteem.
4. Better Math Skills
Reading music includes learning quarter, half, and whole notes, which are essentially fractions. “When a music pupil has spent time learning about rhythm, he has learned to count. He is not counting numbers, per se, but he is most certainly using logic to count out the rhythms and bars, and working his way methodically through the piece. Many musical concepts have mathematical counterparts.”
5. Boost Creativity
Music nurtures students’ creative side, which can have an impact on their futures. “Employers identify creativity as one of the top five skills important for success in the workforce.” The partnership also suggests originality and flexibility are benefits of music education because they are key components of the creativity and innovation music requires.
The music program at Jupiter Academy of Music provides a wealth of opportunities for students to develop and share their talent. Introductory courses teach performance, theoretical, and listening skills.
To learn more about Jupiter Academy of Music’s program, contact us!
By Lia Peralta
Did you know that music education helps with cognitive development?
HIGHER TEST SCORES
Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of community.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training. Musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics, and IQ.
Music enhances the process of learning. The systems it nourishes, which include our integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces behind all other learning.
Nature Neuroscience, April 2007
Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, 2006
From Empathy, Arts and Social Studies, 2000; Konrad, R.R