A recently published article in the Durango Herald reports "Faced with budget shortfalls, school districts in Florida, Kansas and Arizona have all but eliminated their music programs, and in California, the percentage of kids with access to music education has declined more than 50 percent since 2003."
The literacy rates among fourth grade students in America are sobering. In a recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, one out of three students scored "below basic" on the 2009 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Reading Test. Among these low performing students, 49 percent come from low-income families. Even more alarming is the fact that more than 67 percent of all US fourth graders scored "below proficient," meaning they are not reading at grade level.
The Numeric Language of Music changed a lot more than alternating the order in which previously known musical information is presented. Ms. Carlson has pioneered the future knowledge of music by defining music as a mathematical language. Using the keyboard as a vehicle to teach mathematic algorithms, cognitive and remedial capacities of the brain rapidly accelerate.
Patty Carlson's Numeric Language of Music program which utilizes the keyboard as a vehicle to teach mathematical algorithms offers an economic solution to rapidly increase the mental abilities of all children.