Middle and high school students who participated in
instrumental music scored higher than their peers in
Students who were exposed to the music-based lessons
scored a full 100 percent higher on fractions
tests than those who learned in the conventional
Music majors are the most likely group of college
grads to be admitted to medical school.
Music study can help kids understand advanced math
Data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of
1988 showed that music participants received more
academic honors and awards than non-music students.
Research shows that piano students are better
equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific
Young children with developed rhythm skills perform
better academically in early school years.
High school music students score higher than
their peers in both verbal and math SATs.
College-age musicians are emotionally healthier
than their non-musician counterparts. In addition
to having fewer alcohol-related problems, researchers
also noted that the college-aged music students seemed
to be more confident when facing tests.
The world's top academic countries, such as Hungary,
Netherlands and Japan, place a high value on music
The nation's top business executives agree that arts
education programs can help repair weaknesses in
American education and better prepare workers for
the 21st century.