"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

Why Music Matters

Did you know…?

  • Teens described their music teachers as encouraging, motivating and acting as both role models and friends that can be trusted for listening and giving advice.

    Presentation to U.S. Congress, 2007, Washington D.C. (Invited and arranged by the National Association of Music Merchants/NAMM, on “The Impact of Music on the Lives of Children and Adolescents”).

  • Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory of Alzheimer's and dementia patients, including a study conducted at UC Irvine, which showed that scores on memory tests of Alzheimer's patients improved when they listened to classical music.

    Cheri Lucas, Education.com, "Boost Memory and Learning with Music," pbs.org.

  • Teens long for more variety and options for making music in school, including the expansion to instruments and technology used in popular music.

     Presentation to U.S. Congress, 2007, Washington D.C. (Invited and arranged by the National Association of Music Merchants/NAMM, on “The Impact of Music on the Lives of Children and Adolescents”).