Making the Case for Teaching Music

Schildkret, David
July 2006
Choral Journal;Jul2006, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study and teaching of music. The study on the so-called Mozart effect and other studies that attempted to demonstrate the effect of the study of music in a student's ability in other academic areas are presented. The author points out several skills and aspects of a student that may be enhanced through the study of music. The author believes that the study of music does not depend on finding its worth in math skills or admission tests scores.


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