How Music Education Benefits the Brain

Processing sound is one of the human brain’s most difficult jobs. The task involves multiple brain systems that need to be able to respond...

It’s Time to Celebrate Music in Our Schools!

What started as a single day of music advocacy by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) back in March of 1973 has grown...

Celebrating Music in our Schools

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and this year we are celebrating with quotes from some of our close friends in the world...

Music and the Brain

It’s no secret that taking part in musical activities has a significant positive effect on young people’s academic achievement. There are countless news stories...
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Granting Three Wishes – The Schoener MusicMan Camp

A love of making music is ingrained in the culture of not only our nation, but the entire world. The evidence of that can...
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John Rutter: The Importance of Choir

Listen as composer John Rutter delves deeply into the importance of choir in all aspects of life.  He shares his own love of music...
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Who’s in the Choir?

Why join the choir?  Well, for one reason, you'd be in some very good company.  Here's a rundown of some former choir members: Want to...
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Band Camp: A Crash Course in Life Skills

For some, band camp has concluded and the school year is underway;  for others, camp is in full swing, complete with marching and maneuvering...
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“I Love the J.W. Pepper!”

“I love the J.W. Pepper!”  –  quite possibly the best testimonial we have had the pleasure of receiving from a customer – or perhaps...