Music experiences enhance processing which impacts the perception of language and that has an impact on reading. Speech uses auditory patterns. Music training develops skills that enhance the perception of these patterns and develops phonetical awareness.

When students move to music, they build motor skills, self control and increased self awareness. It helps bodies and minds work together in synchronicity.

Music also helps improve memory, teaches diligence, and fosters creativity! It helps boost confidence and can be a powerful form of self expression. It might be a useful way of helping a student break out of their shell, especially when playing music in a group.

Having the opportunity to play and participate in a music program is an essential component of our learning and part of our community at Valley. Our school has been coming together as a community to share music during All School Sing for decades.

Music can soothe our souls. It can improve our mood and bring us joy!

This year, we are excited to feature our music program as our Fund-A-Need focus for the 2017 Valley School FUNdraiser on November 4th.  We hope you’ll attend and enjoy a festive evening, complete with music, dancing and community while you support our music program. If you are unable to attend, please consider giving online by clicking the Buy Ticket button and then the “Click here to donate without a ticket purchase.”


“Music can change the world because it can change people.” 

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” 
George Eliot

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