Can anyone direct me to any research on having loud up-beat music played in a classroom for long periods of time. I want to bring this up at a staff meeting, but want something to back it up. I once heard that is you play loud up beat music in the background of your classroom for a long period of time. The kids get overstimulated and start to act out because of it. I work with a teacher that has loud music on for almost the whole morning. The children in her class are out of control, I have tried to explain what I believe is happening, but to no avial. Dont get me wrong. I play music in my class room. We have many different kinds of music, but I am talking about overwelmingly loud-dound out the crys of a toddler -up beat music.