Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Our Mission: Any child who has musical potential deserves the opportunity to nurture this talent to its full extent. Many children lack the chance to receive music lessons due to financial need. The MusicLink Foundation reaches out to low income families by linking these students with professional music teachers willing to reduce their fee to make the lessons more affordable for the child. We look forward to another great year of growth, reaching out to more students towards our goal of reaching 7500 students by 2020

MusicLink Foundation 

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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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This is a quick example of two of our local organizations that collaborate with the school systems.
Neskowin (Oregon) Chamber Music Outreach ProgramNeskowin Chamber Music is eager to give people of all ages a chance to hear and learn about classical chamber music. Performing groups appearing in our chamber music series are encouraged to participate in our outreach efforts. As a result, public and private schools between Newport and Tillamook regularly benefit from presentations. NCM engages musical ensembles to spend from a day to a week providing free public concerts in a variety of venues, workshops in schools and group instruction for students.
Lincoln City, Oregon
In addition, Studios to Schools, a partnership with Siletz Bay Music Festival and Lincoln City Cultural Center, received a Cultural Coalition Grant for $1,300. This money was used to support community music assistants for small group sessions on specific instruments for 6th grade beginning band students.
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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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Cognitive Skills and Music

Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without music training…In order to fully reap the cognitive benefits of a music class, kids must be actively engaged in the music and participate in the class. In a 2009 study in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers used an MRI to study the brains of  6-year-old children, before and after they took lessons on a musical instrument for 15 months. They found that the music students’ brains grew larger in the areas that control fine motor skills and hearing—and that students’ abilities in both those areas also improved. The corpus callosum, which connects the left and right sides of the brain, grew as well…Music education facilitates student academic achievement: Improves recall and retention of verbal information Advances math achievement boosts reading and English language arts (ELA) skills Increases average SAT scores.
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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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Social Benefits to Music

Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school and pursue further education.Perseverance is developed and strengthened through music education and supports better study habits and self-esteem. … music helps children learn that together they can make something larger than the sum of its parts.… include learning cooperation, sharing, compromise, creativity, and concentration—skills that become invaluable as they enter school, face new challenges, and begin to form new friendships and develop social skills.
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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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