Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

NAMM is an acronym for National Association of Music Merchants. Think they’re interested in the future of music in the schools? That would be a yes. They even have a national foundation established to help promote and try to increase awareness of the need for music education.An important reminder to all of us about the benefits of music as part of our education. I have made these points concise, but you may read the full description at this NAMM Link.

Educational benefits of music:

In schools in which principals and vice principals say the quality of their music education programs is excellent or very good, graduation rates are 90.9%, and attendance is at 93.8%. 87% of teachers and 79% of parents strongly believe music education has a positive impact on overall academic performance. 89% of teachers and 82% of parents rate music education highly as a source for greater student creativity, a 21st-century skill that’s highly likely to help young people stand out in an increasingly competitive global economy. Research reveals strong connections between rhythm skills and pre-reading abilities in toddlers and these improvements in auditory processing cascade to language and cognitive skills. … Cognitive and neural benefits of musical experience continue throughout the lifespan, from childhood through senior adulthood, and counteract some of the negative effects of aging, such as memory and hearing difficulties in older adults.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, has a large and active organ studio with students of all ages. She and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.   #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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