Dear Parents, School Administrators, Teachers, and Students:

Welcome, as a musician and educator it is my pleasure to introduce my educational services to you.  Please select from one of the four options below.

Music workshops, residencies, and performances designed for students of all ages.  In addition to serving K-12 educational institutions, Joseph is a performing artist with the Los Angeles Public Library.
Private music instruction at Joseph’s home studio in Topanga, CA or in the convenience of your own home.  Currently accepting beginning and intermediate drums, percussion, steelpan and music theory students.
An educational EPK (electronic press kit).  Includes biography, resume, sample audio and video clips, photos, student worksheets, and letters of recommendation.
An educational portal for kids and adults.  Learn more about the history of the steelpan instrument, discover instruments from around the world, music vocabulary, and much more.

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Joseph Peck holds a valid State of California Teaching Credential in Music Education K-12.

PeckMusic presents Educational Programs

Joseph Peck Music presents Educational Steel Drum Programs for Schools, Libraries, and Community Centers


11 Facts About Music Education

  1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
  2. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background.
    • Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
  3. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
  4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
  5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
  6. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.
  7. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
  8. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to high earnings.
  9. A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study arts are more cooperative with their teachers and peers, have higher levels self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas.
  10. Elementary age children who are involved  in music lessons show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
  11. Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.
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Sources: Natural News, VH1 Save the Music, Music EdNAMM