Kids

Social

"Music and the arts are among the forces that define us as a nation.” 

Social

 “Music students are engaged, focused, happy, excited to come to school, and feel like they have a family that they can relate to in their school setting. We see a correlation between music participation and ACT scores and grade-point averages in graduation rates.” 

Educational

"The development of multicultural music teaching would help to make music education more appealing for all; support in overcoming barriers to participation such as providing transportation for inter-school activities and buddy systems would also help. We need to communicate the value of music education as a pathway to creative industries to parents, and also encourage partnerships between schools and musicians".

Educational

"Music has saved a lot of children because sometimes children are hyperactive and they don’t know what to do with all that energy. When you get them involved in music and the arts it gives them something to focus on and they realize it’s something that they’re good at."

Educational

"The research is clear and undisputed: students who study music perform better overall. Music study enhances other academic studies through the intrinsic development of creative thinking, problem solving, and language skills."

Educational

"I think every child deserves to learn music, just like every child deserves to learn how to read and do math."

Social

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

Social

"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better."

Social

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

Educational

"Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things.  We must teach music in schools."

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