Date of Award


Degree Type


First Advisor

Patricia D. Lust, D.M.

Second Advisor

Charles E. Kinzer, Ph.D

Third Advisor

Gordon L. Ring, D.M.A.


This thesis examines the academic performance of inner-city elementary school children with the purpose of proving or disproving that exposure to instrumental instruction in addition to general music class enhances learning in the core areas of study, thus improving test scores and overall academic performance. The data collected and the results that come from this experiment are intended to represent only a small neighborhood in a fairly large city.


Music Educator

Danville City Public Schools

Danville, Virginia

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