Midland Music Site
    Ms. Angel Baker
    General Music Teacher
    Chorus Director
    TAG Vocal Director
    NJHS Faculty Advisor
    Contact Information:
    E-mail: abaker@rochellepark.org
    Phone: 201-843-3120 EXT.  
    Why Music?
    I. Music is a science
    II. Music is Mathematical
    III. Music is a Foreign Language
    IV. Music is History
    V. Music is Physical Education
    VI. Music is all things, but most of all, music is Art.
    That is why I teach music:
    Not because we expect you to major in music
    Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life...
    But so you will be human
    So you will recognize the beauty
    So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world
    So you will have something to cling to
    So you will have more love, more compassion,
    More gentleness, more good---
    In short, more life. 

    *Studies have shown that students who participate in school music programs 
    consistently score higher on standardized tests.  In addition to this 
    benefit, students learn to work together cooperatively, they learn self 
    discipline from daily practice and they enjoy an increase in self-esteem from 
    successfully participating in performance groups.