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Teaching American history through songs from 1776

Hearing music has more advantages than people realize. It can motivate exercise, decrease anxiety, aid sleeping patterns and generate creative solutions. As members of the Bienville Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution learned recently, music is also useful in bringing history to life.  

But performing and appreciating music has to start with learning. One starting point may be lessons at the School for the Arts, a unit of the proposed Alabama Children’s Museum, a component of the Oxford Performing Arts Center. If the funds can be raised and construction can begin, the museum will increase educational opportunities in the performing arts for ages 4-104, according to representatives of OPAC.