Dr. Geraldine Hayes Nelson
Chairman, The ARTS! Committee
The Pearl League of Stark County,
An Official Interest Group
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®

The Arts!
Salute to the Harlem Renaissance

Narrated by Remel K. Moore, MS, Ed., AKA

 Resources for Students 

Resources for Parents

This page contains websites, apps, and other resources so that students can find other ways to learn on their own. Encourage your child to use a computer or smart device to locate and practice note names, counting rhythms, and even composing.

Benefits of Fine Arts Education

  1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

  2. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.

  3. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.

  4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.

  5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs). 

  6. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.

  7. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.

  8. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to high earnings.

  9. A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study arts are more cooperative with their teachers and peers, have higher levels self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas.

  10. Elementary age children who are involved in music lessons show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.

  11. Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.

Area Music Stores


Don Lazar Music
4651 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44718
(330) 493-9992

Martin Violin Shop

803 N Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 499-3116

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Last Updated: 7/11/2020

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