Answers to parents' concerns about classroom "pull out"
The scheduling of music lessons during the busy school day can be quite a challenge. Many schools schedule students on a weekly rotating basis: one week the new musician leaves his or her 1st period class for instrument lessons, the following week music lessons take place during the 2nd period class, and so on. Parents often express concern that the loss of this classroom time will have a detrimental effect on their children's academic performance. Several studies have addressed their concern.
The results are very interesting.... Check out the whole article here.