*Learning music enhances general memory and concentration.
* Children who learn music tend to handle stress more easily.
* Learning music significantly facilitates development in
mathematics and english, both oral and written.
* Students who have regular music lessons are inclined to learn
foreign languages much more easily.
Recent studies show:
that students who study the arts are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also receive higher grades in high school.
that secondary students who participated in band or orchestra have the lowest reported lifetime and current use of all substances (alchol, tobacco, illicit drugs).
that students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations.
that teen students who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems.
that students who study music achieve higher test scores regardless of socioeconomic background.
that students with band and orchestra experiences attend college at twice the national average.
that students in a musical program tend to develop superior social skills and manage their time more effectively.
that students with musical training specifically piano-instruction -have dramatically enhanced spatial-temporal reasoning skills, the skills crucial to greater success in math and science.