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10 REASONS WHY KIDS BENEFIT
FROM MUSIC INSTRUCTION
- In a 1997 study
of elementary students enrolled in an arts-based program, it was
concluded that there was a definite correlation between students'
rising math test scores and the length of time invested in arts
"Arts Exposure and Class Performance," Phi Delta Kappan, October,
- A study published
in 2000 revealed that music students possessing the ability to perform
complex rhythms are also able to make faster and more accurate corrections
in many physical academic and physical circumstances.
Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills, 2000.
- A ten-year study indicates
that students who study music achieve higher test scores, regardless
of socioeconomic background.
Dr. James Catterall, UCLA.
- In a study measuring
the effects of general music instruction, first grade students receiving
daily music instruction scored higher on creativity tests than the
control group receiving no music instruction.
K.L. Wolff, The Effects of General Music Education on the Academic
Achievement, Perceptual-Motor Development, Creative Thinking, and
School Attendance of First-Grade Children, 1992.
- In a study to research
the influence music teachers have on African-American students,
it was discovered that thirty-six percent of surveyed minority students
regarded music teachers as their role models, compared to twenty-eight
percent for English teachers, eleven percent for elementary teachers,
and seven percent for physical education teachers. "Music Teachers
as Role Models for African-American Students," Journal of Research
in Music Education, 1993.
- In 1991, a study was
conducted to measure what effect music study had on student perception
of personal achievement. Students educated with arts-focused curriculums
reported significantly better perceptions about their academic abilities
than students enrolled in a non-arts-focused curriculum.
Pamela Aschbacher and Joan Herman, The Humanitas Program Evaluation,
- In a study measuring
the effects of music study on reading skill development, one group
of elementary students was given musical training, while the other
group received training in discussion skills. After six months,
the students receiving music instruction achieved a significant
increase in reading test scores, while the discussion skills group
showed no change.
Sheila Douglas and Peter Willatts, Journal of Research in Reading,
- Students who possess
rhythmical skills have a tendency to plan, sequence, and coordinate
actions better in their personal lives.
"Cassily Column," TCAMS Professional Resource Center, 2000.
- In 1999, Columbia University
conducted a study measuring the effect of music study on student
behavior. Students enrolled in arts-based classes were found to
be more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self-confident,
and better able to express their ideas, no matter what their socioeconomic
The Arts Education Partnership, 1999.
- In a study published
in Newsweek magazine, researchers indicated that during the early
developmental years children's brain neurons are being "wired".
This provides a window of opportunity which must not be missed if
children are to achieve their full potential. "Circuits in different
regions of the brain mature at different times. As a result, different
circuits are most sensitive to life's experiences at different ages.
Give your children the experiences they need when they need it,
and anything's possible. Stumble and all bets are off." Newsweek
"Music takes us
out of the actual
and whispers to us
dim secrets that
wonder as to
who we are,
and for what, whence
Ralph Waldo Emerson