Tim Gee Posts

Students In Music Score Higher On SAT

On the SAT, students who participated in music scored an average of 31 points above average in reading, 23 points above average in math, and 31 points above average in writing.

~ College Board SAT, 2012 College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile Report. (See table 18.)

Students In School Arts Have Higher Test Scores

Researchers have demonstrated a strong relationship between individuals who participated in school arts experiences and higher academic success as demonstrated by grade point averages, scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and math and verbal portions of the SAT exam.

~ Kelly, S. N. (2012). Fine Arts-Related Instruction’s Influence on Academic Success

Music Training A Potent Driver For Language and Listening

We believe that music training is a particularly potent driver of brain plasticity that influences the biological processes important for listening, language, and learning.

~ Neuroeducation: From the Lab to the Classroom,” School-Based Music Summary, Northwestern University.

Music Students Have Larger Vocabularies

Students who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

~ Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014.

Music Puts Students In Better Moods

“Students of all ages – that includes adults – generally find that music helps them focus more clearly on the task at hand and puts them in a better mood for learning.”

~ Chris Brewer, founder of LifeSounds Educational Services, quoted in “Boost Memory and Learning with Music,” pbs.org, Cheri Lucas.