Studies show that children who play a musical instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests. It also helps them transition into more formal learning. Some findings have shown that students who played keyboards scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions. Playing the keyboard also helps improves coordination and visual and motor skills, strengthens neural connections and memory, and promotes concentration and attention span.
With all these benefits in mind, the School has invested in twenty-five new keyboards for our music classes.
Elementary Music Teacher, Ms. Sara Assis, is integrating the new keyboards into classes, and students are enjoying learning to play them.
We hope to share our keyboard skills with the School community soon!