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A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Kids Listen and Learn

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Peter Perret, conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, chronicles in A Well-Tempered Mind how a brief NPR feature about music and the brain inspired him to create an innovative music education program for first- through third-graders at two elementary schools in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The musicians from his woodwind quintet taught the children to listen to music, detect the roles of the instruments, discern how music is constructed, and even compose their own music.

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Peter Perret, conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, chronicles in A Well-Tempered Mind how a brief NPR feature about music and the brain inspired him to create an innovative music education program for first- through third-graders at two elementary schools in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The musicians from his woodwind quintet taught the children to listen to music, detect the roles of the instruments, discern how music is constructed, and even compose their own music.

The effects of the quintets intervention reached beyond the music classes and carried into other academic subjects as well, resulting in a significant improvement in the childrens scores on annual state tests. A Well-Tempered Mind describes how the children and musicians worked together, and explores the brain research that seeks to understand how music engages the brains cognitive capabilities ranging from memory and language and emotional processing.

Perrets Bolton project inspires a host of tantalizing questions such as: Does music physically change the brain? Can music help kids with short attention spans, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties? Does music influence the cognitive abilities needed for reading and math? Perrets engaging and candid narrative, previously featured in Symphony Magazine, tells of a fascinating journey of discovery into the complexities and intricate workings of the human brain. Further, it opens the door to new and exciting opportunities for education, in its demonstration of how music can be a universal language that expands young minds in unforeseen ways.

A Well-Tempered Mind demonstrates that by working together, we can make a difference in our children's lives and replace cultural bankruptcy with a full pocket of good music.  Lord knows we need it."—Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

This book should persuade parents and administrators to give education in music its deserved high priority in the schools under their care.—Walter J. Freeman, M.D., professor in the Graduate School Division of Neuroscience, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California at Berkeley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932594034
  • Publisher: Dana Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreward
Introduction
Ch. 1 Fanfare 1
Ch. 2 Lessons from the Pied Piper 7
Ch. 3 Overture 17
Ch. 4 Getting to know all about you 31
Ch. 5 Building bridges 41
Ch. 6 Models and mentors 49
Ch. 7 Learning to listen 61
Ch. 8 A symphony of neurons 73
Ch. 9 Can you say "legato"? 83
Ch. 10 As time goes by 99
Ch. 11 Is music a reading teacher? 111
Ch. 12 Listening to learn 125
Ch. 13 Young composers 139
Ch. 14 Once upon a time 153
Ch. 15 Beyond Bolton : theme and variations 165
Ch. 16 Coda : play it again 183
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