Feed Your Head: Music

26 Sep

Fine Arts Project!

Educational research has shown that involving art processes when teaching academic subjects will help to improve the student’s understanding of that subject. Additional studies have found that skills from the arts do transfer to other areas of learning and even student behaviors such as cooperating; solving problems, taking initiative and being prepared will improve when arts related projects are integrated into regular subject areas. In other words, getting involved in the arts is good for you and will improve your general well being. You’ll become a better learner, feel more confident, and be a better friend, partner and companion to others!

Project Assignment: Music!

Learn to play an instrument…listen to music…listen to hear the individual instruments… attend a professional concert …attend a concert at your child’s school…attend a concert with your entire family…listen to a style of music that you would not usually listen to…or have never listened to…listen to the music that your children listen to…listen to the music that your parents listen to… sing out loud…join a choir…go caroling with your family or friends…listen to the words of a song carefully…discuss what they mean with someone else…write your own song…learn to whistle…whistle while you work…write your own words to a favorite tune…sing in the shower…sing with your children…encourage other family members to play instruments…form a family band for fun…sing karaoke…

Everyone listens to and enjoys music of one form or another but the key to improving your brain through music is to make your relationship more participatory. Don’t relegate music to the sound track of your life. Create your own music!

 

3 Responses to “Feed Your Head: Music”

  1. raisinglifelonglearners September 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Thank you for the encouraging blog entry! Could you post some resources that can help people learn to appreciate different kinds of music? Classical music sounds great, but I feel like I may be missing out on something important. (I believe in encouraging life-long learning, and that includes me, too!)

  2. MHunter Experience September 27, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    I play music all day everyday in my classroom. My students LOVE it!

  3. David September 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    On behalf of the music teachers in America and around the world, “Thank you”‘. In a culture where the only that matters is low taxes and high test scores, it’s nice to there are those us who still believe the arts are what makes us human.

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