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   Music Makes You Smarter: A New Paradigm for Music Education?

       Perceptions and Perspectives from Four Groups of Elementary

                                Education Stakeholders



                                        John L. Vitale
                                     Nipissing University




                                            Abstract

Through 14 years of teaching music in the Greater Toronto Area, the “music makes you smarter”
notion has imbued many of the conversations I have had with multiple stakeholders in public
education. Such conversations have suggested that the ancillary benefits of teaching music have
now become the principal reason why we teach music -- what I refer to as a new paradigm shift
in music education. This study attempts to validate my own experiences through a sample size of
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