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Classical music can increase learning abilities, change mood and spiritual awareness, and affect a person’s health. The power music has to affect memory is amazing. Listening to music while studying can help the brain process information much more efficiently than without classical music. “Mozart's music and Baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate the left and right brain” (O’Donnell). The Center for New Discoveries in Learning stated that by using this 60 beats per minute music, potential for learning can be increased by a minimum of five times (O’Donnell).
Years later, a team is preparing with exhilarating sounds to clash with their rivals. As this class of students is graduating, they reminisce during their class song. These events will shape their lives with the things they have learned along the way. I am a music fan and a supporter of learning, and, with this project, I learned that both had a connection. As a report, this paper tells of the ways having music in one's life benefits mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Standardized testing is used across America to evaluate students’ development and learning in school. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation’s Sound of Learning program recently conducted an experiment to evaluate the proficiency on standardized tests of students that were involved in a higher level music program in school. 4,739 students from middle school and elementary schools were included in this study. The elementary part of the study showed that students enrolled in a top quality music program scored 20 percent higher in math, and 22 percent higher in English classes and tests (Music Education can help..).Middle school results were similar to those of the elementary students (NAMM study reveals connection between music education & high test score). The president/CEO of the NAMM foundation, Joe Lamond, was quoted saying, “School administrators, teachers, and parents all agree that music and arts education contribute to children achieving their full potential, which is the purpose of our educational system and something we all care deeply about."
Reaching the goal is the culmination of the research; in this case, the goal for conducting a doctoral research is to improve the music education curriculum and provide an excellent learning opportunity for all students including students with disabilities to experience academic success. The current music curriculum's design appears to be standard for all students including students with disabilities. Because of inclusion, children with learning disabilities participate with non-disabled children in music. At a recent music therapy workshop, teachers expressed concerns regarding how to support students with learning needs. Inquiry on the current music curriculum and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 initiated the following questions: Is the NCLB working to meet all students' learning needs as well as support music teachers with appropriate education resources?
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