WHY is MUSIC EDUCATION SO IMPORTANT?

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21st CENTURY SKILLS

"The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace."

(Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Concurrent Resolution 355, March 6, 2006.)


Article:  "Six Reason That the Arts Are the Ideal Vehicle to Teach 21st Century Success Skills"

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BETTER STUDENTS

"Music education makes students better at being students"

(by Music in Schools Today)

 

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WHAT DO CHILDREN GET FROM 

THE EXPERIENCE OF MUSIC?  

“. . . how do we convince the school boards that this important? . . . More importantly is: What do children GET from the experience of music?”   

Listen here, for 4 reasons:  TEDx Video of 4-4-13:  Doug Goodkin on Learning Through Music 


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PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT BENEFITS YOUR BRAIN

Intro to the video:  “When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. 

TED-Ed Video of  7-22-14: How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain (5 minute video)


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        OUR NATION NEEDS INNOVATIVE THINKERS

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Blog entry re: the Social Benefits of Band

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So to you parents out there: 

If your child wants to join band one day, I strongly encourage you to let them! They'll learn discipline and determination, they'll build lifelong quality friendships, and they may even get some college paid for, too! Take it from someone who is going on 11 years of amazing experiences.  Band is awesome!


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Article:   "Music Makes Kids Smarter - Prove Me Wrong!"


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 Visit www.supportmusic.org for loads of data and info!

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Courtesy of: supportmusic.org

http://www.nammfoundation.org/system/files/downloads/SMBrochure_eng.pdf

http://www.nammfoundation.org/system/files/downloads/BeHeardBrochure.pdf

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"Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society. "

- H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000

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