Learning music helps young people do better
in school and in life. Research tells us that students active in
school music programs are more successful; students say that their
commitment to music keeps them focused and motivated in everything
is basic to our development and expression. Yet music and arts education
programs are being cut or reduced in public schools. As a parent,
community member or business owner, your voice must be heard to
influence school budget and curriculum decisions to assure all children
have access to music education.
To learn more about what you can
do to build community and government support for music education,
please read this informative Grassroots
Advocacy Guide produced by NAMM
and the National Association for
Community Action Kit
Video Public Service Announcement
News and Research
Trainnig Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning (Northeasturn
University, July 20, 2010)
Education Helps Improve Reading Skills (Science Daily, March
Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better In School (Science
Daily, February 11, 2009)
Globe Op-Ed Article "Art's power to teach 21st-century skills"
(December 8, 2008)
Report on Link Between Music Education and Cognitive Development
(March 5, 2008)
Year Study at Seven Major Universities Finds Strong Links Between
Arts Education and Cognitive Development (03/04/08)
New Jersey Arts Education Census Project...
is one of the most comprehensive efforts ever undertaken by
any state to gather, evaluate and disseminate data regarding arts
education in every public school. Although this study was not conducted
in Florida, the census results and comprehensive resources supporting
arts education are applicable across the nation.
Harris Poll Links Music Education To Success in Life
Independent poll shows a positive association
of music with lifelong educational attainment and higher income.