Recent studies have told us what music teachers have known all along. Music education at a young age has positive changes within the brain. Learning music will help students further their education.
According to The Journal of Neuroscience, “Children who completed 2 years of music education had a stronger brain mechanism linked to reading and language skills.” Children who are given music lessons have a better advantage to learn more quickly than their peers.
Musicians not only feel music through their hands and fingers but throughout their whole body. This gives them the opportunity to become more creative. Research has found that children who study music education are more polite to their teachers and peers. They also have higher levels of self-confidence and are more expressive.
Music education is not only about how well a child can perform, but it can help them in other subjects. The subjects are Science, Technology, Math, and Reading Comprehension. Music is a great compliment to these areas of learning, because it helps the child succeed.
In America, we are seeing a lack of music education funding. Public schools across America are told that music education can be replaced, because of little money. Band savers and Music Boosters from Pontiac, Illinois, have a strong belief that music and education work well together. The Band Savers and Music Boosters raise awareness and money for local music education programs.1
Public schools with music education have seen an increase in graduation rates versus schools who cut the program. With these studies, we know that cutting music education from public schools can hurt the future of a child. It’s important that we tell the world about these studies so they can understand the value of music education in our school systems. We need our children to have every opportunity to succeed, and music ed is a huge part of that.