Why Music Lessons?
¯ Middle and high school students who participated in instrumental music scored higher than their peers in standardized tests.
¯ 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 manner.
¯ Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.
¯ Music study can help kids understand advanced math concepts.
¯ 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 concepts.
¯ 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 education.
¯ 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.