WHY MUSIC???

This page has been developed to inform parents, students, and administrators the BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION. 

"The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."        Gerald R. Ford

Articles

2017-2018

 

Google Finds STEM Skills Aren't the Most Important Skills

 

Derelict School Becomes a National Leader by Making a Surprising Subject Compulsory

 

Music Training Can Change Children's Brain Structure and Boost Decision-Making Network

 

2016-2017

 

10 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Kid Major in Music

 

My 11-Year-Old Son Auditioned at Juillard, and We Both Learned a Lot About How Top Performers Practice

 

Research Shows Significant Changes to Brains of Musicians 

 

The Lifelong Effects of Music and Arts Classes 

 

A Child's Brain Develops Faster with Exposure to Music

 

10 Reasons Why We Need Music in Schools 

 

Why High School Musicals Should Be as Respected as Sports Programs Are

 

4 Ways Parents Can Ensure Their Child Sticks with Instrumental Music when They Graduate to Middle School 

 

Music Improves the Brain

 

KU Research Establishes Link Between Music Education, Academic Achievement

 

A Parent's Guide to Music Practicing

 

How to Advocate for Music Education (Even When You Have No Idea How to Do So) 

 

Marching Band: The Art that Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know about Life 

 

10 Ways High School Marching Band Prepared Me for College

 

If You Want to Accelerate Brain Development in Children, Teach Them Music 

 

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy

 

Music Education: What Students Want, What the Workforce Needs

 

Why We Need Music in our Schools

  

Apparently the Cool Kids Were in Band After All

  

How Music Can Improve Memory

 

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn from Jazz Musicians

 

Can Music Help Low-Income Kids Close the Academic Gap

 

The Importance of Keeping a Beat: Researchers Link Ability to Keep a Beat to Reading, Language Skills  

 

2015-2016 

 

Why I'm Glad I Participated in My School's Music Program

  

5 Ways to Support Your Music Program

 

Learning an Instrument also Teaches Life Lessons

 

3 Reasons Why Now More Than Ever America Needs Music in Its Schools

  

Why Kids Need Music in Their Life

 

Music Hits a High Note in Education - Finally!

 

How Music Trumps Reading for Childhood Development

 

A Teacher's Perspective:  The Power of Music

 

A Thank You Letter to High School Marching Band

 

Why I’d Spend a Lot More Time Practicing Scales If I Could Do It All Over Again - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/arts/why_id_spend_a_lot_more_time_practicing_scales_if_i_could_do_it_all_over_ag#sthash.6QaDmRAZ.dpuf

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Why I'd Spend a Lot More Time Practicing Scales If I Could Do It All Over Again

  

Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently - In a Good Way

  

3 Ways It Takes a Community to Develop a Great Music Program

 

Why is Music Education Important

 

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

  

Why Scheduling More Performances Will Save Your Child's Life (and Your Music Program)

  

Music Lessons Spur Emotional and Behavioral Growth in Children, New Study Says

 

The Top Reasons College Band Kids Are Successful after College

  

Apparently the Cool Kids Were in High School Band After All

 

Band Demand: High School Marching Band Programs Require Discipline, Pride

 

Who Actually Quits Musical Instrument Instruction - Children or Their Parents?

  

3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument

 

6 Invaluable Lessons All Marching Band Directors Teach Their Students

  

Why Should I Send My Child to Private Music Lessons?

 

High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains 

 

6 Things I Learned from My High School Band Director

 

Cognitive Benefits of Being a Musician

  

Six Reasons Why the Arts Are the Ideal Vehicle to Teach 21st Century Success Skills

 

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

 

Why Music? Why Band?

  

Is Music the Key to Success?

 

Playing Chamber Music Is the Best Way for Children to Learn an Instrument

  

Student Has Amazing Breakthrough by Doing What Teacher Says

  

An End-of-Year Letter to New Music Parents

  

A Musical Fix for American Schools

  

Bringing Back What Works in Education

  

Marching Beyond Halftime

  

Musicians Have Better Long-term Memory

  

9 Common Lessons of Music Education that Translate into Success

 

20 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

  

We're All on the Same Team

 

Music Is Food for the Soul, Not Fodder for Learning Standards

 

Let the Kid Study Music, Already!

  

The Extraordinary Benefits of Music Education

 

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn from Jazz Musicians

 

How Music Can Improve Memory

  

Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?

 

Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say

  

5 Reasons Why Music Classes Are the Best Test Prep for Your Kids

  

New Evidence of Mental Benefits from Musical Training

  

What Everybody Ought to Know about Band

  

Two Million Reasons Why Band Kids Are So Responsible

 

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

  

How Music Education Powers the STEAM Movement

  

Musicians are Probably Smarter Than the Rest of Us

 

Music Education Starts Early with Parents as Key Partners

 

The Benefits of Music Education

  

Using Music to Close the Academic Gap

 

The Importance of Music Education in Schools

 

Twelve Benefits of Music Education

 

Music Education and Childhood Brain Development

 

Why Does Music Make Us Feel?

 

Lessons from My Band Director

 

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits Our Brains

 

Why Music Majors Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs 

 

Art Is Vital

 

Arts: The Full Value of Music Education

 

Music Changes the Way You Think

 

Musical Training Increases Blood Flow to the Left Side of the Brain

  

What Is Music and the Arts' Place in the Real Mission of Our Education System?

  

The Value of Music

 

The Best Extra-Curricular Activity at Most High Schools Is Band, Particularly Marching Band

 

18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

 

Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?

  

How Brains See Music as Language

 

Educators Say that High School Band Students Have the Advantage in Several Ways

  

What Percentage of Students are "Meant" to Be Playing a Musical Instrument in School?

 

Why Extra Curricular Activities Aren't Extra

 

3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Kids When They Start a Musical Instrument

  

Ten Reasons Why People Who Learn Music Are More Likely to Be Successful

 

Music Education Improves Students' Academic Performance, but Active Participation Is Required 

 

Why Musicians Are Better Multitaskers

  

Study: Two Years of Music Education Improves Reading, Speech

  

Study: Music Really Does Make Kids Smarter  

 

Even a Few Years of Music Training Benefits the Brain

 

Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than the Rest of Us

 

My View:  Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in Music Class

 

Op-Ed: Music in the Schools Teaches Lifelong Lessons 

 

Why Your Teen Should Join Marching Band 

 

10+ Values Marching Band Students Learn

 

New Evidence Links Music Education, Higher Test Scores

 

How Music Technology Can Boost Student Skills

  

Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind

 

A Very Cool Look at High School marching Bands

 

10 Fastest Growing Jobs in the USA 

 

Children's Ability to Follow a Beat May Impact Reading, Language Skills  

 

 

Videos

 

2016

 

Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks on the Benefit of Music

 

Jack Stamp "Why Music Matters"

  

2015 

 

Why an "A" Is Not Enough

 

Parents Talk to Parents about Music

 

Dan Levitin: Music and the Brain

 

The Value of the Arts as a Community Investment

 

I Make My Children Do Music

 

How Playing and Instrument Benefits Your Brain

  

The Effects of Music on the Brain

  

Music Education and the Brain

 

Music Education Advocacy Video

 

Richard Gill - The Value of Music Education

 

Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv

 

Why Music

  

What If Every Child Had Access to Music Education from Birth?

 

Be Part of the Music

 

Did You Know?

  

Music Education Advocacy

  

Music For All

Marching Beyond Halftime

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