Apex International School trains students in a variety of musical instruments so that they learn the power of sound and music in their lives. By promoting music education, we aim to foster an appreciation for music, build self-esteem, teach critical social skills and engender creativity and innovation. Music calms their mind and the student's experience and touches the boundaries of the world.
If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is the ultimate exercise. Two new studies from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC show that as little as two years of music instruction has multiple benefits. Music training can change both the structure of the brain's white matter, which carries signals through the brain, and gray matter, which contains most of the brain's neurons that are active in processing information. Music instruction also boosts engagement of brain networks that are responsible for decision making and the ability to focus attention and inhibit impulses.