As the TED Talk below indicates, playing an instrument has tangible cognitive benefits, including improved problem solving skills (in both academic and social settings) and executive functioning.
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
We’re pleased to offer at AIS, for the tenth consecutive year, our own independent music lessons program outside of the regular school day—one of the strongest such programs of all of the metropolitan Atlanta independent schools.
Instruction is available for all interested students (grade level and age appropriate) and is offered by qualified and experienced music instructors.
As we believe it takes a year to see all of the positive results of taking individualized private instruction, we urge all families to encourage their children to “stick with it” for at least a year. You will pay for Term 1 now and the second term as we near the conclusion of Term 1.
We strongly recommend that members of the large secondary school ensembles take private lesson instruction. We expect that students in Upper School Band and Orchestra, Middle School Band and Orchestra, and Primary School Strings take private lessons, as we find that students cannot maximize their learning of an instrument in merely a weekly or bi-weekly ensemble rehearsal.
All music instructional staff in the after school program are part-time employees of Atlanta International School and have undergone the same background check as faculty and staff at AIS.
For matters regarding financial arrangements, please contact the Business Office. For matters regarding scheduling and the timetable of lessons, please contact the instructor directly. If your chosen instructor cannot answer your question, please contact the program administrator, Mr.Greg Hucks.