K-6th General Music & Piano
All PAAM students will participate in General Music. Students in grades 1-6th will have the opportunity to receive instruction in piano (integrated in their General Music time).
What is General Music?
General Music helps students to develop an overall knowledge of music through a variety of experiences. These music-learning experience include singing, playing instruments, moving, listening, reading and writing.
Benefits of Piano
Studies have shown that piano practice can boost cognitive and intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning. Playing the piano also activates similar parts of the brain used in spatial reasoning and math.
Learning through General Music and Piano may also –
- Improve fine motor skills & hand-eye coordination
- Reduce anxiety & stress
- Build good habits like focus, diligence and creativity
- Provide opportunities to boost self esteem