Music Truths Posts

We Must Teach Music In Schools

“Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools.”
~ Martin Luther

The Arts and Sciences Encourage Mankind

“The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.”
~ George Washington

Participation In The Arts Develops Problem-Solving Skills

“GE hires a lot of engineers. We want young people who can do more than add up a string of numbers and write a coherent sentence. They must be able to solve problems, communicate ideas and be sensitive to the world around them. Participation in the arts is one of the best ways to develop these abilities.”
~ Clifford V. Smith, President of the General Electric Foundation

Teens Believe Music Is An Integral Part Of American Life

Teens Believe that music is an integral part of American life, and that music reflects American culture and society; there were 333 mentions of the skills that music education can provide access to, including the historical and cultural significance of music in civilizations and societies.
~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

The Arts Enrich All Of Us

“In the push for quality math, science, technical, humanities, and other programs, please be sure that the arts are not ignored or pushed to one side. Provide your political support for the total curriculum. The arts enrich all of us.”
~ Dr. Richard Miller, Executive Director American Association of School Administrators

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”