Research supports music education. Foundations like The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME), facilitate and disseminate music related research.
Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children.Source: Strait, D.L. and N. Kraus, Biological impact of auditory expertise across the life span: musicians as a model of auditory learning. Hearing Research, 2013.
Music training enhances kids’ ability to plan, organize, strategize and solve problems.Source: Joanne Lipman, “A Musical Fix for American Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014.
Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills.Source: Arete Music Academy. “Statistical benefits of music in education.” Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014.
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…there is compelling evidence that [music] can boost children’s academic performance and help fix some of our schools’ most intractable problems.Joanne Lipman, “A Musical Fix for American Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014