Music is more than just a fun pastime. Researchers are proving what educators and the medical community have long suspected: There is real power in playing music. For children, playing music has the power to improve learning abilities, confidence, and self-esteem. For adults and seniors, playing music has the power to relieve stress, improve memory, and even help heal.
Music Students average GPA:
Non-Music Students average GPA:
Source: School Music Today
Music Students Scores Higher than Non-Music Students+57 Points
Source:Profile of SAT and achievement Test Takers. The College Board, compiled by Music Educators National Conference, 2001
According to a Harvard University study, spatial-temporal reasoning--the ability to solve and put things together into a whole--improveswhen children learn to make music
Watch how playing music lights up the entire human brain, and why learning to play music literally makes you smarter.