Friday, March 25, 2011

Increasing Student Learning through the Power of Music

We’ve all heard of new and creative ways of improving student learning, but how many of them include students having their own guitar, strings, capo, pick, songbook, and CD? Well, the six-week session program “Guitars in the Classroom” includes all of these things. Students at Lee Elementary School in Pittsfield, MA are experiencing music integration in their curriculum as educators seek another method for reaching every student in their classrooms.

Lynn Webster, a kindergarten teacher at the Monterey School (another school in South County, MA using music in the classroom) reaffirms, “We have all kinds of students and I think music sometimes reaches through to kids who otherwise wouldn't be reached."

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