Music Advocacy

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

National Association for Music Education - July 21, 2014

 

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are having to do away with their music education programs. This is a mistake, with schools losing not only an enjoyable subject, but a subject that can enrich students’ lives and education. Read on to learn why music education is so important, and how it offers benefits even beyond itself.

The Benefits of Music Education

The Royal Conservatory - April 2014

 

Your Child’s Development: Music Study may be the Best Tool 

 

The Backstory

Over the past 20 years, several large-scale studies of school achievement have found a strong correlation between learning to play an instrument and academic success.

 

Scientific Proof

The use of technologies such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) has given researchers a better understanding of exactly what happens inside the brain when it processes music and how this activity contributes to better learning and functioning.

The research is showing that learning to play an instrument leads to changes

in a child’s brain that make it more likely they will reach their full cognitive

and academic potential.