Resource Directory: Music Facts

A sampling of information regarding the positive benefits music has on a child’s life.

Music Education Facts – Education Reform

  Music Education Facts – Education Reform (113.12 kB) The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, is giving away to a new world in which “right brain” qualities – inventiveness, empathy, and meaning predominate. That’s what business is about today. This is a hard-headed argument that arts education is not … Continue reading Music Education Facts – Education Reform

Keep Music Education Strong In Public Schools

Students learn to express their emotions better through music.  Learning about this as young people will affect them all their lives. This article is adapted from remarks by Michael Yaffe, associate dean of the Yale School of Music, at the final event of the school’s Morse Summer Music Academy, 2011 Keep Music Education Strong In Public … Continue reading Keep Music Education Strong In Public Schools

Music Education Facts – Character Development

  Music Education Facts – Character Development (117.36 kB) With music in schools, students connect to each other better-greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm. Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001 Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of … Continue reading Music Education Facts – Character Development

Music Education Facts – Gallop Polls

94% of respondents believe music is part of a well-rounded education, and that schools should offer instrument music instruction as part of the regular curriculum. 85% of Americans believe that music is a very important part of their life. 85% believe participation in school music corresponds with better grades and higher test scores. 82% of … Continue reading Music Education Facts – Gallop Polls

Music Education Facts – Gallop Polls

94% of respondents believe music is part of a well-rounded education, and that schools should offer instrument music instruction as part of the regular curriculum. 85% of Americans believe that music is a very important part of their life. 85% believe participation in school music corresponds with better grades and higher test scores. 82% of … Continue reading Music Education Facts – Gallop Polls