Kids

Cognitive

Individuals who took music lessons as children show stronger neural processing of sound: young adults and even older adults who have not played an instrument for up to 50 years show enhanced neural processing compared to their peers.

Cognitive

Research shows that making music changes the brain, and that these brain changes have tangible impacts on listening skills, learning and cognition. 

Educational

The researchers found that studying music alters teen brains in a way that makes them better able to focus and process sound — a development that’s particularly important for learning.

Educational

Music engages both sides of the brain and your child must concentrate on doing several things simultaneously: reading the music; creating the right sounds with their instrument; listening to the sounds created; following the music; keeping tempo; listening to other musicians; and paying attention to the conductor’s instructions.

Educational

Students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.

Social

Parents and teachers in Western states report that schools trail their counterparts in other regions on a number of measures; they feel more strongly than those in other regions that music should be a core subject. Parents and teachers in the West are the least satisfied about the status of their music programs.

Educational

Parents and teachers in urban schools are clamoring for expansion of programs to match the access to and attributes of programs in suburban schools.

Educational

Fewer than half of school music programs have the musical instruments or even sheet music they need for all participating students, both teachers and parents say.

Cognitive

Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to a greater understanding of language components.

Educational

Nine in ten adults believe students benefit from having music included in their curriculum (89 percent)…

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