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Studies have long shown that exposing youngsters to classical music has positive effects. Children who study this subject develop an ability to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions, thinking "out of the box." Orchestra members develop teamwork skills and discipline, come to value craftsmanship and excellence and learn to conquer fear and to take risks. Music also provides children with a means of self-expression and gives them a glimpse of other cultures.

The Benefits of Music Education
Reasons music education is beneficial to students.

Using Classical Music in the Classroom
Activities you can use to bring classical music alive for your students.

Education Links
Stories from around the world on the benefits of music education.

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Hungarian Dance No. 5

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Lesson Plans
Based on the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, these lesson plans provide practical, effective activities for grades K-5.

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