I have no research to base it on other than my own practice.
I truly believe cool, calm jazz (without lyrics) works extremely
well. They complain at first then after a while we have a quiet
productive classroom. I also had great luck with native american
flute music. We used it when we did lessons related to the
southwest. You might check research on right brain learning.
That's where I originally got the idea to use instrumental
music only to help keep us working in the right hemisphere.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> I know we have discussed this thread over and over through the years but I
> need to know if anyone has heard of any actual research on this. I am
> working on my master's and am taking a class titled, "Educational Research
> Literature and Techniques. We have to conduct an action research project,
> my title is, "Which music, if any, soothes my savage beasts?" I will need
> to support other research to refer to in my research.
> Debbie Nicholas
> Art Teacher
> Texas High