MethodStart Young. Integrate Arts.
STEAM over STEM
Our philosophy: A PLACE FOR THE ARTS
“Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.”
Sir Simon Rattle
Studies show that starting piano or violin lessons prior to age 7 causes permanent changes to the brain that are linked to better motor skills.
Journal of Neuroscience
Arts education is an essential part of a child’s development.The following data portrays the comparison of students of a low socio economic status (SES) in schools with low arts compared to low SES students with high arts.
arts education improves math scores
arts education improves writing scores
arts education increases participation in extracurricular activities
arts education increases participation in physical activities
arts education leads to civic engagement
arts education leads to participation in political campaigns
arts education leads to higher four-year college completion rate
arts education leads to college success
STEAMing to the Core
The Scarsdale Strings Blog
Using Music to Think Creatively
Creativity and Its Importance Those who are able to think outside the box are the innovators and the problem solvers shaping society. Designing technology, producing culture, finding solutions - all require a unique and inventive perspective to build on what has been...
Music to the Dogs: The Restorative Power of Canines and Rabbits
On May 14th, Scarsdale Strings is piloting the first ever ‘Music to the Dogs’ event with Bideawee at Manhattan School for Children. ‘Music to the Dogs’ is a unique modification to Bideawee’s existing program ‘Reading to the Dogs' (RTD). RTD was conceptualized to...
Teachers on Tour: Christopher Celiz
Christopher Celiz juggles his outstanding, growing career as a Scarsdale Strings teacher and a prolific New York City beat boxer. Find out how!
My arts teacher changed my life…
Scarsdale Strings presents curated student responses to the prompt- My arts teacher changed my life.
Visionary Leader of the Arts
This article highlights the efforts of Principal Kimberly Chance-Peart of PS/IS 327. Starting in September 2015, Scarsdale Strings will be the school’s art synergy partner.
Teachers on Tour: Elizabeth Derham
To motivate and empower a classroom, teachers must be motivated and empowered as well. This is only possible with a balanced schedule and most of our instructors, at their core, are both teachers and performers. Scarsdale Strings believes in nurturing our teachers’...
Exploring the value of arts education with Nuyorican Poets Cafe
What does education mean to you? We asked this question to our talented students at P.S. 65 and they came up with the most innovative answers. After some discussion and brainstorming they reached a consensus- Education means to learn and to learn we must make...
Arts In Schools Month
Scarsdale Strings is launching the ‘Arts in Schools’ month in May 2015. This is our way of celebrating and appreciating arts education with our partner schools. Scarsdale Strings not only integrates the Arts into STEM, but consolidates the Arts with the wider...
What do the arts mean to you?
We are all aware of the reasons why the arts are so important. Research has come at the issue from different angles- academic, social, socio-emotional, neurobiological. Arts in schools help scaffold students into concepts beyond the arts classroom. The beauty of the...