Mentorship By HIgh School Musicians
Mentorship By HIgh School Musicians
Musical Instruction for Middle School Students
Musical Instruction for Middle School Students
Performance Opportunities
Performance Opportunities

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Music Is Instrumental In Growing Musicians, Mentors and Minds

Music Is Instrumental is a service organization launched in 2015 by Hannah Scanlon with the support of her family to bring the benefits of musical education and performance opportunities to youth in Raleigh, NC.  Research shows that musical education has numerous benefits for students of all ages, including:

  • preparing the brain for greater learning by developing motor skills, working memory and thinking skills,
  • improving verbal retention and recall, advancing math achievement, and increasing SAT scores, and
  • building creativity, self-esteem, attentiveness, and perseverance.

Musical education is also positively correlated with success in college, higher income careers, and a lifetime of volunteerism and political engagement, even for students coming from a lower socio-economic background.

Our vision is to provide music lessons, performance opportunities, and mentorship by accomplished high school musicians to every middle-school student in Raleigh, NC.  We launched in January 2016 with an Honor Band for some of the Triangle’s best young musicians in North Raleigh, and look forward to growing into our vision from there.  Please check back frequently to see our progress!

Events

Future Plans
28 May

Future Plans

For the 2017-2018 school year, the North Raleigh Honor Band will not have a season. Over the past tw...
April Concert
22 May

April Concert

Congratulations to all of the North Raleigh Honor Band musicians for a fantastic spring concert! We ...
Fantastic Concert and Re-opened Registration
23 Jan

Fantastic Concert and Re-opened Registration

The 2016-2017 North Raleigh Honor Band Winter Concert was a success! Despite snow setbacks, Ms. Harr...
Winter Concert
11 Jan

Winter Concert

This evening's rehearsal has been cancelled due to Wake County school closure, but the show must go ...

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Testimonials

If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. -Jimi Hendrix
Music changes
Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Andersen
Music speaks
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. -Plato
Educate the soul
Music can change the world because it can change people. - Bono
Change the world
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