Join Our Students For Music Class On Tuesday Afternoons This Fall

Redeemer Classical students in forms 1 and 2 -- ages seven through eleven -- will learn music theory from an excellent teacher this fall, and we're opening the class to homeschooling families, just like with our art class. Music Theory I is a class for 8-12 year olds that integrates written theory and ear training … Continue reading Join Our Students For Music Class On Tuesday Afternoons This Fall

Photos From Students’ Master Class With The Bach Collegium, And Follow-Up Listens

This Friday Redeemer Classical students, their families, and friends enjoyed a music demonstration by the Bach Collegium. Ensemble members introduced and demonstrated their instruments, answered questions, then performed a selection of Bach pieces. Several of these instruments were period Baroque instruments children wouldn't encounter at a typical orchestra or other classical concert. The kids (and parents!) enjoyed their … Continue reading Photos From Students’ Master Class With The Bach Collegium, And Follow-Up Listens

Why ‘Arts Integration’ Like The STEAM Fad Usually Doesn’t Work Like Promised

Jay P. Greene is an education researcher who leads the related doctoral program at the University of Arkansas. He has done several well-respected (and unusual for the field) studies on the importance of arts education, particularly how visiting art museums and viewing live theater help students develop interpersonal skills, historical knowledge, and thinking skills. So, … Continue reading Why ‘Arts Integration’ Like The STEAM Fad Usually Doesn’t Work Like Promised

Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

The journal Education Next is highlighting two recent studies by Jay P. Greene and colleagues that find a measurable improvement in kids' empathy for others, academic knowledge, and a greater taste for culture after the children visited art museums or watched classic live theater. The art museum authors comment on the marked decline in children's … Continue reading Researchers Find Field Trips To Art Museums And Theater Do Benefit Kids

Job Satisfaction for Artists Versus Doctors

The Wall Street Journal published an article today discussing life prospects for young people who love art, from music to painting to dance. It largely critiques two stereotypes about professional arts: That few jobs are available in these fields and that pursuing jobs that offer more money makes people happier. Two findings of this study, involving … Continue reading Job Satisfaction for Artists Versus Doctors