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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

Teens Indicate Making Music Provides Freedom To Be Themselves

“Teens indicate making music provides the freedom for teens to just be themselves; to be different; to be something they thought they could never be; to be comfortable and relaxed in school and elsewhere in their lives.”
~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Researchers Demonstrate Strong Relationship Between School Arts and Higher Academic Success

Researchers have demonstrated a strong relationship between individuals who participated in school arts experiences and higher academic success as demonstrated by grade point averages, scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and math and verbal portions of the SAT exam.
~ Kelly, S. N. (2012). Fine Arts-Related Instruction’s Influence on Academic Success