Music Truths Posts

Why I Must Study Politics And War

“I must study politics and war, that my sons may study mathematics and philosophy…in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, music and architecture.”
~ John Q. Adams

The Arts Are An Essential Element Of Education

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
~ William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

The Creative Arts Are The Measure And Reflection Of Our Civilization

“The creative arts are the measure and reflection of our civilization. They offer many children an opportunity to see life with a larger perspective…The moral values we treasure are reflected in the beauty and truth that is emotionally transmitted through the arts. The arts say something about us to future generations.”
~ Ann P. Kahn, Former President of The National PTA

The Skills Gained Through Sequential Music Instruction Are Vital For Success In The 21st Century

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

Music Education Equips People To Be Better Team Players

Seven in ten Americans (71%) say that the learnings and habits from music education equips people to be better team players in their careers.
~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

The Patterns In Music And All The Arts Are The Keys To Learning

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
~ Plato

Teens Associate Playing Music With Heightened Intellectual Capabilities

“Teens associate playing music with music literacy, listening skills, motor ability, eye-hand coordination and heightened intellectual capabilities.”
~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Teens Who Take Music Lessons Outside Of School Score Significantly Higher

According to a German Institute for Economic Research study, teens who take music lessons outside of school score significantly higher in terms of cognitive skills, have better grades, and are more conscientious and ambitious than their peers.
~ Hille, Al, Schupp, J., (2013), “How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills,” SOEPpapers: The German Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin