Resources for Children
 

Parents are always impressed with how much musical potential their children reveal during lessons. But we're teaching more than just music. Our students are learning logic, math, and listening skills - skills that will benefit them in school as well.

Improve Memory Skills

Studies suggest that children who take music lessons have better memory skills in non-musical subjects.

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Keep your mind in shape

Childhood music lessons could pay off decades later

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Boost listening skills

Those who have taken music lessons as a child are more likely to have better listening skills and perception of sounds as an adult

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Music Makes Kids Smarter

Music lessons for kids may increase IQ and spatial intelligence

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Increase Brain Response

Musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk

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Benefits of Studying Music

Music education does more than just help kids be musical. Learn what music can do!

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Boost IQ and Grades

Increase IQ and grades by learning a musical instrument

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Define Yourself With Music

Music helps build confidence, perspective, and a sense of belonging

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Organize Thinking With Music

See how music can help your brain anticipate events and organize information

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Save The Music

Schools cut music programs every year. What can you do save the music?

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Resources for Adults

Half of our students are adults. Many adult students begin lessons without any previous music experience, while other seasoned musicians come to us to advance their skills. 

Find Your Niche With Music

Now is the best time to get started

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Music Lessons as an Adult

Music lessons aren't just for kids or beginners. Do what you love!

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Not Yoga or Therapy - Music!

Live longer, de-stress, and achieve new goals with music

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Your Learning Style

Everyone learns differently. Use your learning style!

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Brain Health

Keep your mind young and healthy

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Resources for Seniors

Many seniors begin lessons with us looking for a new hobby, but it quickly becomes their favorite thing to do. Our teachers are the best at tailoring lessons to each students needs.

Find Your Hobby

Music lessons are for any age. Let music be your new hobby!

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Slow Down Dementia

Music lessons slow down Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Exercise Your Mind

Help avoid memory problems by learning how to play an instrument

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Health, Mind & Music

Live longer, relieve stress, and achieve new goals with music lessons

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Stay Young with Music

Boost memory and reduce stress with music

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Resources for Teens
 

Teenagers have a deep connection with music that resonates beyond being just a hobby. Playing music also improves grades by promoting critical and creative thought. 

Resources for Autism

We are passonate about teaching students with autism. We tailor our lessons to each student's personal needs and goals, which is how we are most effective with students with special needs. 

Autistic Genius

Autistic music students have a better ability to be creative and prodigies

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Benefits of Music for Autism

Music is proven to help autistic students

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Concerts for Autism

Enriching lives through autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families

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Music Program for Autism

Music program specifically designed for autism at Boston Conservatory​

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Music Therapy for Autism

Learn how music therapy can help those with autism

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SONA Schedule

Get the schedule for the symphony of Arkansas here

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NWA Music Venues

Find the top ten music venues in Northwest Arkansas

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Arkansas Sounds

Check out local gigs in Arkansas

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Arkansas Music Pavilion

Check out what concerts are coming to the AMP

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Local Events

Stay in tune with concert schedules for local music and touring bands in Northwest Arkansas.

High school music students are shown to hold higher grade point averages (GPA) than non-musicians in the same school.​

National Educational Longitudinal Study of 2012

Students who were exposed to music lessons scored a full 100% higher on fractions tests than those who learned in the conventional manner.

Neurological Research, March 15, 1999

A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored ​the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math.

The Case for Music in the Schools

Students of lower socioeconomic status who took music lessons in grades 8-12 increased their math scores significantly as compared to non-music students. But just as important, reading, history, geography and even social skills soared by 40%.​

Gardiner, Fox, Jeffrey and Knowles, Nature Magazine​

Middle school and high school students who participated in instrumental music performances scored significantly higher in standardized tests than their non-band peers.

University of Sarasota Study

The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music appreciation scored

63 points higher on verbal skills and 44 points higher in math than students with no arts participation.

College-Bound Seniors National Report. "Profile of SAT Program Test Takers. Princeton, NJ."The College Entrance Examination Board, 2001

The world's top academic countries place a high value on music education. China, Netherlands and Japan have required music training at the elementary and middle school levels, both instrumental and vocal, for several decades.

2011 International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IAEEA) Test

Music training helps under-achievers. Students lagging behind in scholastic performance caught up to their fellow students in reading and surpassed their classmates in math by 22% when given music instruction over seven months.

Nature Magazine

College-age musicians are emotionally healthier than their non-musician counterparts for performance anxiety, emotional concerns and alcohol-related problems.

Houston Chronicle, January 11, 2009

U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle- and high-school years show "significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12."

U.S Department of Education 2009

96% of respondents to a U.S. Gallup Poll believe participation in a school band is a good way for children to develop teamwork skills.​

Gallup Poll, "American Attitudes Toward Music", 2003

Texas All-State music students consistently score more than 200 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test than the state averages for their peers, indicating a strong

correlation between students excelling in music also excelling in all other academic areas.

Parenthood

Music involves ratios, fractions, proportions and thinking in space and time.  Second-grade students were given four months of piano keyboard training, as well as time using newly designed math software.  The group scored over 27 percent higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children who used only the math software.  ​

Neurological Research, 2001

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