At RockNfun Music we strive to offer the highest quality private music lessons available in the greater Washington DC area. We offer music lessons on nearly every instrument, style, and level and hire only the best music teachers. To get started learning more about RockNfun Music click on one of the common questions below and explore the rest of our site. Thanks for visiting us!
A research study led by researcher E. Glenn Schellenberg, PhD and published by Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 98, No. 2) found that 6-year-olds given a year of voice or piano lessons saw a significantly larger increase in IQ than a control group that waited a year for musical instruction. Dr. Schellenberg (a psychology professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga) found that IQ's continued to increase the longer children took the lessons.
The study focused on two groups: children 6 to 11 years old and college freshmen. The study involving the younger children found an increase in IQ of one-sixth of a point each month lessons continued. Six years of lessons was associated with an increase in IQ of 7.5 points, compared with children who did not have the same amount of musical instruction. The study showed the college students IQ's to increase two points over six years of playing music regularly.
Another study titled, "The Champions Of Change: The Impact of Arts On Learning" was a study funded by the President's Committee on The Arts and Humanities and The Arts Education Partnership (http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/) found that "students with high levels of arts participation outperform arts-poor students by virtually every measure." Below is a table copied from this study that clearly illustrates this disparity.Table: Grade Comparisons of High Arts vs. Low Arts Students in Grades 8 and 10
|Grade 8 Academic Performance||Children Active in Music/Arts||Children Not Active in Music/Arts|
|Earning mostly As and Bs in English||79.2%||64.2%|
|Scoring in top 2 quartiles on std. tests||66.8%||42.7%|
|Grade 10 Academic Performance||Children Active in Music/Arts||Children Not Active in Music/Arts|
|Scoring in top 2 quartiles, Grade 10||72.5%||45.0%|
|Scoring in top 2 quartiles in Reading||70.9%||40.1%|
|Scoring in top 2 quartiles in History, Citizenship, Geography||70.9%||46.3%|
We teach every style of music lesson from classical to jazz and rock on virtually every instrument. We offer in-home and in-studio music lessons for private or group instruction. Our conservatory trained teachers will follow a cirriculum based lesson program tailored to your student's musical needs and desires. We assign your child's lesson time based on the day and time that fits your schedule the best.
We don't rely solely on memorization for learning. Our free online computer practice library provides students with fun, interactive learning of note reading, music theory, and other skills. We encourage our teachers to teach music using songs that your student enjoys so the music lessons are educational and fun.
We can provide all needed materials for music instruction including instruments, books, and sheet music so you don't have to find them in a store. We already know the best places to look, so we'll do the looking for you!
We assign a teacher by matching his or her instrument & style expertise to the needs and desires of the student. We pre-screen each of our instructors for their education and criminal background to insure that your child gets the highest quality of teacher available. We also only hire teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching music and working with kids. We require our teachers to follow a curriculum that encourages musical education through learning songs the student enjoys and to promote a fun and meaningful music education.Meet our teachers