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The excellent choice of the highest quality private piano lessons/instructions. We make the learning process an interesting and enjoyable experience. 

      Welcome to Baltimore Piano Academy
                                                                                                        The excellent choice of the highest quality private piano lessons/instructions,
                                                                                                                                  
Where the learning process is always an interesting and enjoyable experience.

Why Study Music/So You Will Recognize Beauty


"The beauty will save the world."


~ F. Dostoevsky


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Why Study Music/So You Will Recognize Beauty


Not so you can major in music


Not so you can play or sing all your life


Not so you can relax


Not so you can have more fun


But-so you will be human


So you will recognize beauty


So you will be sensitive


So you will be closer to an Infinite beyond this world


So you will have something to cling to


So you will have more love, more compassion,


More gentleness, more good


In short, more life.


That is why you study music!!!


but not only


The College Board identifies the arts as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to succeed in college.


 — Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do, 1983 [still in use], The College Board, New York

Data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 showed that music participants received more academic honors and awards than non-music students, and that the percentage of music participants receiving As, As/Bs, and Bs was higher than the percentage of non- participants receiving those grades.


NELS:88 First Follow-up, 1990, National Center for Education Statistics, Washington DC

Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. 44% of biochemistry majors were admitted.


 — As reported in "The Case for Music in the Schools," Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994

A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children's abstract reasoning skills, the skills necessary for learning math and science.


 — Shaw, Rauscher, Levine, Wright, Dennis and Newcomb, "Music training causes long-term enhancement of preschool children's spatial-temporal reasoning," Neurological Research, Vol. 19, February 1997

Secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs).


 — Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report. Reported in Houston Chronicle, January 1998

A study of 237 second grade children used piano keyboard training and newly designed math software to demonstrate improvement in math skills. The group scored 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children that used only the math software.


 — Graziano, Amy, Matthew Peterson, and Gordon Shaw, "Enhanced learning of proportional math through music training and spatial-temporal training." Neurological Research 21 (March 1999).

“Music is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children, especially now as scientific evidence proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students, enhances spatial intelligence in newborns, and let's not forget that the arts are a compelling solution to teen violence, certainly not the cause of it!”


Michael Greene, Recording Academy President and CEO at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, February 2000.

Students with coursework/experience in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT: students in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal and 41 points higher on the math, and students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on the math, than did students with no arts participation.


College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers. Princeton, NJ: The College Entrance Examination Board, 2001.

Source:  http://www.menc.org/information/advocate/facts.html