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"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”
~ Plato

Our goal is to provide each student with the best possible music education. Through learning to play an instrument, students will be challenged to develop an informed and inquiring mind that enables them to engage the fundamental issues of their art and to become effective cultural leaders in society.

The study of music brings growth and development in so many ways. By performing in both large and small ensembles, students will develop highly refined listening skills, personal confidence, healthy self-esteem, cooperation, collaborative skills, and leadership qualities.

Through the process of individual study of an instrument, each student will develop self-discipline, the ability to set short-term and long-term goals, and better understand achieving quality through perseverance and dedication. Students will also gain many other qualities, including Empathy, Humility, Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience: the Core Values of St. George's School.

Most importantly, we believe that the study of music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. It is a medium that allows us to express what words cannot.

Music Education Avocacy and Research

Benefits of Music Education:
  • Improved language abilities
    • Language competence is at the root of social competence. Musical experience strengthens the capacity to be verbally competent. 
  • Increased emotional resilience
  • Increased empathy
  • Increased attention span and focus
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increases in the capacity of key brain regions
    • IQ Development
  • Music making involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously.
  • Music learning supports all learning. 

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