Music Truths Posts

The Arts Are Essential For Building Innovative Thinkers

“The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. As First Lady Michelle Obama sums up, both she and the President believe ‘strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders for tomorrow.”

~ Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Music Education Teaches Flexibility

Music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving, and flexibility in work situations.

~ July 2014 Harris Poll

We Need People Who Have Played In A Band

“We need people who think with the creative side of their brains – people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.”

~ Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline

Music Skills Vital For Student Success In Workplace

The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace.

~ U.S. House of Representatives, Concurrent Resolution 355, March 6, 2006

Teens Feel Playing Music Teaches Self Discipline

Teens feel that playing music teaches self discipline.

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Music Helps Students Manage Tasks More Successfully

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans say that music education prepares someone to manage the tasks of their job more successfully.

~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

Assiduous Instrument Training Helps Focus

Studies have shown that assiduous instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus.

~ Hearing the music, honing the mind. (2010). Scientific American, 303(5), 16

Music Helps Expression

“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.”

~ William Faulkner

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