“Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.”~ Children’s Music Workshop
Taking the quote above into consideration, students enrolled music classes in general lean towards better GPA and attendance. The creativity and learning aspects that studying music can provide spans through all ofthe major generals including math, reading, science and many other areas of study. In turn, they perform better in classes outside of music.
It has also been proven statistically that students that are enrolled in music classes perform better in class and attendance than their peers who are not enrolled. Not only do they exceed in that aspect, but they are also proven to have the least amount of consumption of any illegal substances (alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, etc.). This doesn’t apply to all students, there are always students that just don’t want to participate or have just taken the classes because their friends are in it and thus they under-perform. Music classes like band, orchestra or choir have been proven to help guide students through high school and have statistically greater success rates for students than schools who do not have any music curriculum.
“Music enhances the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces behind all other learning.”~ Konrad, R.R., Empathy, Arts and Social Studies
Studioso's working hard to revolutionize the music education industry. This involves sleepless nights, late night dev meetings, and a little bit of creative genius. We started small with our beta, which we have been out of since Dec 2018. We then from a startup to a company with dreams, hopes, and commitments. We are growing more and more with our Technique Library and are encouraging people to submit to it. Your technique will be validated by the Studioso Team. Coming next week we've got some new features, including but not limited to Practice Calander which tracks the amount of time you practice and puts it in time-variable bubbles - so the more you practice the bigger the circle. The completing of which was a task in its self because of the largely user interface (UI) based side this portion of both the Student and Teacher Studioso app, we had to do extensive Quality Assurance (QA) in order to test this part of the app on all screen sizes big and small and both iOS and Android. We also redesigned a lot of UI feature's in the Android app for both Android Teacher and Student. Making it glamorous, but with more updates to come. Links are below for the updated apps and where to get them.
The Founders Ocean Salazar on the left, Charlie Porth on the right.
Image: 2018 MN cup Division Finalist Photo with the founders, Ocean Salazar on the left, Charlie Porth on the right.
Music is perhaps the most dynamic art there is.
The multifaceted aspect of music ranges from intellectual stimulus to a deeper, more connected way to tell a story. When you look at the classical, timeless masterpieces of classical composers, to the pop music that brings people together today, there has never been an art with a more profound impact on society. According to Colin Barras (BBC), the earliest musical instruments have been found at around 40,000 years old. It is the timeless art from ancient times, and will be present for as long as humanity exists.
There is something majestic about music.
When you feel the power, the impossibly strong emotions surging through you when you pick up your instrument, anything seems possible. It is the uniter of all people. No matter what your age, gender, race, nationality, or identity, music is something that you can enjoy. Music education is education of the mind, body, and heart. Music teachers are the conductors of this powerful force.