Music Matters Program
Why Music Education is so important!
“Music Education is important in so many ways. The facts and information proves why Music Education and Music Lessons are needed in the youth. Children who study music tend to have a larger vocabulary and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.” (PBS.org)
“Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 % graduation rate and 93.9 attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.” (PBS.org)
Documented information from reliable resources like Berklee College of Music proves the importance of music education programs. Many successful musicians came up through music educational programs that were available to them at an early age. A few examples are: John Mayer, Madonna, John Legend, Del McCoury, Susan Tedeschi, Bruce Hornsby, Levon Helm, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith and many others.
Finally, it is important to note that Secondary professional music schools provide over $35 million dollars annually to students who enroll into music programs and have passing grades in public schools. These institutions have achieved over 250 grammy awards. The future is there, help us provide the path.