Music and the Brain

Victor Wooten, in addition to being a bass genius, is also supporting work at the Association for Psychological Science conference as they explore the connections between music and the brain, and the potentially huge benefits that music has for learning and performance.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/26/health/mental-health/music-brain-science/index.html

We’re learning more every day just how real and prevalent this connection is. It just goes to show that music programs, instead of being thought of as auxiliary, peripheral and possibly expendable should be a core strategy of the district to increase learning across the board, possibly even a way to address growing achievement gaps.

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