The following videos demonstrate the importance of a comprehensive music education program for every child.
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In a 2000 survey, 73 % of respondents agree that teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problem. - Americans Love Making Music- And Value Music Education More Highly Than Ever, American Music Conference,2000.
Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations. Rhythm seen as key to music's evolutionary role in human intellectual development, Center for Timing, Coordination and Motor Skills, 2000.
A ten- year study indicates that students who study music achieve higher test scores, regardless of socioeconomic background. Dr. James Catterall, UCLA
Students who are rhythmically skilled also tend to better plan, sequence and coordinate actions in their daily lives. "Cassily Column," TCAMS Professional Resource Center, 2000.
In a Columbia University study, students in the arts were found to be more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self-confident and better able to express their ideas. These benefits exist across socioeconomic levels. The Arts Education Partnership, 1999.
The College Board, in a publication about college admissions states, "preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study." Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be able to Do, The College Board.