Musical Instruction with a Positive Influence

Music—the universal language—is intrinsic to all cultures and is a very powerful influence that can be used to edify or destroy lives and societies.  In similar manner, a highly qualified instructor who becomes revered by his students for his social or technical musical skills can also become a very powerful influence upon them.  And as with any great power, Ken is convinced that great responsibility should be taken to ensure the way we create, experience, and teach music has a positive influence upon all.  For this reason, over the past 45 years, Ken has collected and used edifying recorded music containing exciting drum rhythms from all over the world in his private percussion instruction.  He has also strived to be a good example to his students in appearance, word, and deed.

Learning to play a musical instrument is one of the few activities that not only stimulates a musician’s whole brain, but which results in the brain becoming highly connected! This benefit elicits surprising enhancements in a student’s attention to detail, memorization, cognitive and emotional maturation, academic and social problem solving, planning, strategizing, and language learning—not to mention physical coordination and development!  If you’d be more comfortable with a second opinion on the matter, check out this cool 5-minute animated documentary video!

“The greatest scientists are artists as well”
-Albert Einstein

“The greatest scientists are artists as well”
-Albert Einstein

71% of Americans surveyed by the Gallup Poll believe that teenagers who play an instrument are less likely to have disciplinary problems.
(~ Gallup Poll, "American Attitudes Toward Music," 2003)

Benefits of Music Education

Student musicians score an average of about 62 points higher on their SATs than non-musician peers.
(— The College Board, Profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report for 2006)
Nearly 100% of past winners in the prestigious Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science, and Technology (for high School students) play one or more musical instruments.
(— The Midland Chemist (American Chemical Society) Vol. 42, No.1, Feb. 2005)
Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree that music making brings the family closer together.
(~ Music Making and Our Schools, American Music Conference, 2000)
Students in top-quality music programs scored 22% better in English and 20% better in mathematics than students in deficient music programs.
(— Journal for Research in Music Education, June 2007; Dr. Christopher Johnson, Jenny Memmott)
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