Selected Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

New research has just been published that supports the idea that music lessons increase cognitive skills in children. “Children who received music lessons showed improved language-based reasoning, and the ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved … Continue reading Selected Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Three Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

Can creativity be taught? Not directly, perhaps. But if such a curriculum exists, it would train one’s brain to regard unforeseen occurrences as potential springboards, rather than disturbing anomalies.  With this opening, this article makes a strong case for music … Continue reading Three Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair