Music Truths Posts

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

Playing A Musical Instrument Can Reverse Stress

Playing a musical instrument can reverse stress at the molecular level, according to studies conducted by Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems
~ as published in Medical Science Monitor

The Arts Are An Important Catalyst For Learning

“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

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