We're not the only ones that believe in the benefits of music education. San Francisco State researchers teamed up with music teachers at Herbert Hoover Elementary School, about 100 miles from our Napa studio, to rethink teaching fractions.
The result was "Academic Music," a curriculum that "helps children connect the value of musical notes, such as half notes and eighth notes, to their equivalent fraction size."
The Telegraph notes that "Students in the music-based programme scored 50 percent higher on a fraction test, taken at the end of the study, compared to students in the regular math class."
We're excited that the very skills our newest teacher, Luis Conte, will teach in his upcoming School of Percussion will also sharpen his students' mathematic abilities!