Music Truths Posts

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

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