Give your students the benefit of a vibrant music program in your school
Music education is a path to life-long learning and knowledge of self and culture. It supports healthy social development, the quality of a young person’s life, and it prepares young people for success in the 21st century workplace. Music is a wonderful skill for any student, but new research shows how learning music can help students in so many more ways.
- 87% of teachers and 79% of parents strongly believe music education has a positive impact on overall academic performance.
- 89% of teachers and 82% of parents rate music education highly as a source for greater student creativity.
Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory. To fully reap the cognitive benefits of music, kids have to be actively engaged in music making.
Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.