Performance and Visual Arts

Springdale Public Schools

Turnbow Elementary Music Program

Music programs in Springdale Elementary Schools contribute greatly to the general education of our children, including cognitive, emotional, cultural, and social development. It's an important part of a well-rounded education, and can be a source of joy and fulfillment for children throughout their lives.

  • Cognitive development: Studies have shown that learning music can have a positive effect on cognitive development, including memory, attention, and language processing. Learning music requires children to use both sides of their brains, which can help to strengthen their neural connections and improve their overall cognitive functioning.

  • Emotional development: Music has the ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners, and learning to play an instrument or sing can be a powerful way for children to express themselves emotionally. This can be especially important for children who may not feel comfortable expressing their emotions through other means.

  • Cultural awareness: Music is a universal language that transcends borders and can help children to learn about different cultures and traditions. By learning about music from around the world, children can gain a greater appreciation for diversity and develop a more global perspective.

  • Social development: Learning music in a group setting, such as a school band or choir, can be a great way for children to develop social skills and build relationships with their peers. Music requires cooperation and collaboration, and children who learn to play music together can develop a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie.