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We all know that music is fun and all around us. But did you know that music is actually GOOD for you? Just like how milk is good for our bones, music is good for our minds!
How Music Education Benefit Children
Studying music has proven to be an extremely rewarding endeavor for all ages.
The discipline and dedication required for such study will carry over into a child’s
adult and professional life. Some of the immediate benefits of studying music are hand-eye coordination, concentration, memory development, personal discipline, higher self-esteem, and ability to overcome anxiety.
How Music Education Benefit Adults
Studies have found that teaching healthy elderly people to play music decreases their anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Many different mental and physical skills are involved in music training including physical coordination, mental concentration, memory skills, as well as visual and aural abilities.
Studies that PROVE the Benefits of Music Education
A recent Rockefeller Foundation Study discovered that college music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.
A comprehensive series of skill tests were run on 5,154 fifth graders in all 75 of the Albuquerque, NM elementary schools. In EVERY SINGLE TEST AREA, kids who were learning to play a musical instrument received higher marks than their classmates. And, the longer the school children had been in the instrumental programs, the higher they scored.
The American Music Conference reports that music-makers are more likely to go on to college and other higher education than non-music music makers…52% more likely.