Music stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
Music has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success
Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond
Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions
Motivates and engages children in learning, stimulates memory, facilitates understanding, enhances symbolic communication, promotes relationships, and provides an avenue for building competence.
Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence; traits that lead to effective study and work habits.
Music is one way for young people to connect with themselves, but it is also a bridge for connecting with others.
Music has this great power. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it's important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity." Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting System.
Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective. Bill Clinton, former President, United States of America