Importance of Music - 05/12/2018

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A recent article by Antonia Berry on the TES website discussed the importance of music. Antonia states

“Learning to play a musical instrument can improve the development of speech and reading skills; it can improve a pupil’s ability to sustain concentration for lengthy periods of time, and have a profound impact on working memory.”

Great minds throughout the ages have attributed some of their greatest work stem from music. Albert Einstein believed his theory of relativity occurred to him by the intuition he learnt from studying the violin from a early age.

Sadly even with convincing research and positive impact music is under threat in many schools. This is not the case here at HKS. We understand that music is an

“expression of emotion, and when performing as part of a choir or a member of a jazz band or orchestra, we are compelled to connect with others in a profoundly emotional way.” (Antonia Berry)

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