The arts provide children with learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts and bodies. Involvement in music helps to nurture the development of intellectual, social and personal skills. While learning in other activities can often focus on development of a single skill or talent, the arts regularly engage multiple skills and abilities. Music requires the incorporation of eye-hand coordination, rhythm, tonality, symbol recognition, attention span and other factors that represent various aspects of human intellect. In addition, critical thinking, problem-solving and learning how to work together toward shared goals are all skills that are strengthened through music education. Please consider whether your child could benefit from being a part of the band, choir or musical productions at St. Thomas More School.