EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS 1
COGNITIVE BENEFITS 2
SOCIAL BENEFITS 3

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

  • New definition of "well-rounded education" includes Music for the first time in federal law
  • Graduation Rates are 90.9% and Attendance is at 93.8% in schools in which the principals and vice principals say the quality of their music education programs is excellent or very good.
  • 87% of teachers and 79% of parents strongly believe music has a positive impact on academic performance.
  • 89% of teachers and 82% of parents rate music education highly as a source for greater student creativity, a 21st century skill that's highly likely to help young people stand out in an increasingly competitive global economy.

COGNITIVE BENEFITS

  • Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children than in those without.
  • Listening skills are closely tied to the ability to perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention and keep sounds in memory.
  • To reap the full cognitive benefits of a music class, kids have to be actively engaged and participate in class.
  • Music training leads to greater gains in auditory and motor function when begun in young childhood; by adolescence, the plasticity that characterizes childhood has begun to decline. Results establish that music training impacts the auditory system even when it is begun in adolescence, suggesting that a modest amount of training begun later in life can affect neural function.

SOCIAL BENEFITS

  • Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to;
    • Excel in their studies
    • Work better in teams
    • Have enhanced critical thinking skills
    • Stay in school and also pursue further education.
    • More benefits include
      • Learning cooperation
      • Sharing
      • Compromise
      • Creativity
      • Concentration
  • Perseverance is developed and strengthened through music education and supports better study habits and self esteem.
  • As children make music together, they learn to work as a team while they contribute to the song in their own way.
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