Short / Long Term

The arts live within our spirit; they are fundamental to our humanity and place in the world.  
cello-740-x-240Assessing the impact of arts on learning offers challenges in that the arts, by their very nature, are qualitative.  As a result, gathering statistics or numbers often misses the true, lasting change that occurs when a student engages in making and presenting art.  Another way of saying this:  The arts live within our spirit; they are fundamental to our humanity and place in the world.   At Pakachoag, we are committed to sharing and experiencing the arts as a community. Here we outline national research which demonstrates impact across a broad spectrum of life skills.  In addition to the “Top 10 Skills” listed below, we have included a chart that outlines what families typically experience when participating at Pakachoag for the short-term, mid-term, and long-term.

The Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts

A report by Lisa Phillips.   
  1. Creativity
  2. Confidence
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Perseverance
  5. Focus
  6. Non-Verbal Communication
  7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
  8. Collaboration
  9. Dedication
  10. Accountability
See more at:  The Artistic Edge by Lisa Phillips, Founder & Author.

Impact for the Short and Long Term at Pakachoag

Click Impact & Outcomes of Music Making at Pakachoag to view a pdf of the typical short, medium, and long term impact of a music education at Pakachoag; or view the table below.
When a student experiences a music class, plays in an ensemble, performs in a theater show, or enrolls for a first foundational year of private lessons….When students re-enroll for on-going classes and lessons over several years and become regular Pakachoag Performance Program participants…..When students spend an entire childhood with Pakachoag or engage as an adult….
Music-making at Pakachoag ….
Instills a love for musicLeads to life-long engagement in the arts contributing to on-going health and well-being.
For students of all ages, music-making and music learning fosters cognitive, social and emotional development – at every level.
Provides a foundation of basic skills (both music and academic based), paving the path for future success in music and school.Instills transferable practices of discipline, rigour, and self-applicationPrepares students for advanced study or careers in music
Builds outstanding citizens capable of compassionate and logical decision-making
Provides appropriate outlets for self-expressionBuilds an understanding for artistry and develops the abiity to discern quality over mediocrity.
Develops knowledge and understanding of skills and habits needed for successful music making.Through music groups, ensembles, performance opportunities, and musical theater: Students learn to model the ideals of collaboration, compromise, mutual respect and negotiation.Develops life-long learners and creative thinkers with multiple intelligences
Provides community-based cultural enrichment.Students develop an appreciation for sharing music with communityStudents are more likely to productively participate in civic life
Provides and expands access for quality arts education through financnial aid and outreach.