(Maxims and Arrows, 33 Friedrich Nietzsche)
It is our philosophy that music enriches our lives by providing an important means for self-expression and personal achievement. Our courses help develop self confidence, discipline and musical talents. Moreover, music develops within the individual an increased ability to achieve across the curriculum.
"Recent studies such as Critical Links and Champions of Change provide evidence of the positive correlations between , sequential instruction in the arts and improved cognitive capacities and motivations to learn. These often result in improved academic achievement through n ear and far transfer of learning (i.e., music and spatial reasoning...)Additionally, the arts are uniquely qualified to cultivate a variety of multiple intelligences." (New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, page1)
The Pascack Valley Regional School District offers a variety of courses that will enhance this experience.
Phyllis Pizzolato- Supervisor of Instruction