It has been known for some time that learning to play an instrument and making music can have profound benefits. From developing language and reasoning skills, memory retention, and improving eye-hand coordination to intellectual curiosity and creative thinking. So how is music taught? The following photo essay shows the approach that one school, the Warwick School of Music in New York, uses.
Taking some time for his own practice session. Mike is the owner of Warwick School of Music and a full time high school music teacher.
Students are encouraged to sign the 'Wall of Fame' as a show of commitment and pride in their studies.
Students are exposed to different genres of music to expand their knowledge and repetoire. Here a student is studying classical guitar.
The same student, but this time playing with a rock group at the school.
Some students learn multiple disciplines. Violin...
....singing and voice training.
Playing as a band promotes teaming and collaboration skills.
Performing to an audience, in this case parents and friends, develops self-confidence and is a goal to be acheived.