Music Truths Posts

Arts Are An Essential Element of Education

“An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. That arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic.”
~ William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

Teens Believe Playing Music Diminishes Boundaries Between People

Teens believe that playing music diminishes boundaries between people of different ethnic backgrounds, age groups and social interests.
~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School

Early Music Training Benefits Last Well Into Adulthood

A few years of musical training early in life improves how the brain processes sound, and the benefits of early exposure to music education last well into adulthood, years after the training has ceased.
~ Strait, D.L., Kraus N., (2014), “Biological impact of auditory expertise across the life span: musicians as a model of auditory learning,” Hearing Research

The Arts Are Essential

“Art is fundamental, unique to each of us…Even in difficult economic times – especially in difficult economic times – the arts are essential.”
~ Maria Shriver, Award-Winning Journalist and Author

Arts Education Aids Students In Skills Needed In The Workplace

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
~ Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation