Friday, March 5, 2010

You've Been Very Very Naughty. Now Here's Some Mozart

In an article that makes us cringe, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that UK Schools are using classical music as punishment in schools.

While proponents claim that classical music can have a calming effect on students, the so-called "Mozart Effect" has recently come under scrutiny with new studies saying that its the act of making music, not listening, that effects the brain.

Our concern here is that these students will start to equate classical music with punishment, making in that much harder to attract a new generation of classical music fans.

The Aria Serious crew would also like to add that silence is also calming, or the entire catalogue of The Orb.

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