Music Truths Posts

Playing Music Lowers Heart Rates

Playing music “significantly” lowered the heart rates and calmed and regulated the blood pressures and respiration rates of patients who had undergone surgery.
~ Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., and St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon, Wis.

The Arts Significantly Boost Student Achievement

“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, U.S. Secretary of Education

Making Music Can Help Reduce Job Burnout and Improve Your Mood

Making music can help reduce job burnout and improve your mood, according to a study exposing 112 long-term care workers to six recreational music-making sessions of group drumming and keyboard accompaniment.
~ As published in “Advances in Mind-Body Medicine”

Music Education Opens Doors That Help Children Pass From School To The World Around Them

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”
~ Gerald Ford, Former President of the United States

Music Education Provides A Problem Solving Approach

Three in five Americans (61%) said it [music education] provided a disciplined problem solving approach and 59% said it prepared people to manage tasks more successfully.
~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

Music Is About Communication, Creativity, And Cooperation

“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.”
~ Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States

Music Education Provides People With A Disciplined Approach To Solving Problems

Two-thirds (67%) of Americans say music education provides people with a disciplined approach to solving problems.
~ The Harris Poll®, July 2014

Music Classes Increase Skills In Reading And Math

First- graders who participated in special music classes as part of an arts study saw their reading skills and math proficiency increase dramatically.
~ Gardiner, M. F., Fox, A., Knowles, F., & Jeffrey, D. (1996). Learning improved by arts training. Nature, 381(6580), 284-284