"There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres." — Pythagoras
Counting, rhythm, scales, intervals, patterns, symbols, harmonies, time signatures, overtones, tone, pitch. The notations of composers and sounds made by musicians are connected to Mathematics. And musical training has gained additional interest in education as increasing neuroscientific research demonstrates its positive effects on brain development. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3957486/
There is also a gathering body of evidence that Music studies impact positively on a school’s community interaction and student well being. http://educationmattersmag.com.au/the-importance-of-offering-quality-music-education/
Year 12 student, Elise likens her experience of studying Music and Maths to that of “learning a different language. Solving equations and creating wonderful moving music is really beautiful".
Elise has been playing violin for many years and finds that it helps her concentration. Her favourite music being from the baroque period. The metronome beat synchronises with the heart beat so it helps focus and is quite meditative.
“I would like to study Architecture or Engineering because I like the idea of a career combining the Arts and Sciences and I will always have my violin." – Elise, Year 12