Music Truths Posts

Art Is A Catalyst

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities…the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

~ Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

The Future Belongs To Those Who Create

“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”

~ Barack Obama

Students In School Music Score Higher On SAT

The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT’s than students with no participation.

~ Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, compiled by the Music Educators National Conference (2002)

The Arts Enhance Creative Thinking

“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 Are Vital For Success

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

Playing Music Teaches 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 Better

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

Instrument Training Makes It Easier To Stay Focused

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