Would you like to add music to your curriculum? Has your child expressed interest in playing a band instrument or singing in a choir? Home school band or choir might be the perfect fit for your family. Spring Arbor University and JAHE have partnered together to offer our home school students musical opportunities unlike any other around!
Why Join Band or Choir?
Surveys demonstrate that exposure to music can enhance abilities in areas from reading readiness to math proficiency.
Recent studies indicate that music education dramatically improves a student's ability to solve complex math and science problems.
Students who participate in music programs score significantly higher on standardized tests, scoring 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT and 41 points higher on the math portion than other students. Scores for those with coursework in music appreciation were 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math.
Students receiving music education are also less likely to be involved in gangs, drugs or alcohol abuse, and have better attendance in school.
Music participants, on average, receive more academic honors and higher grades than do students in the general population.
Music encourages creativity, imagination, and emotional response. These areas are important for success throughout life.