Why children should study music…..the bottom line

  • Students who study an instrument have higher overall grade point averages in high school and score 21-38 points higher on Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) than other students.
  • There is a high correlation between positive self-perception, high cognitive competence test scores, self-esteem and music study.
  • Music experiences instill positive attitudes and a desire to achieve excellence.  Other skills music study grows include the ability to set goals, attention to detail and internal motivation.
  • Children raised in cultures rich with music tend to develop learning and communication skills more quickly than other children.
  • Students participating in music study outperform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.  These differences become greater the longer the student studies an instrument
  • Children learn to reach for their very best.  Solo performance is connected to self-esteem and self-efficiency.
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