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Why Music Education

Research has proven that access to a quality music education engages students in the classroom and increases graduation rates; improves early cognitive development, math and reading skills; enhances learning in other core subjects; develops critical thinking and leadership skills and fosters self-esteem and the ability to work cooperatively in teams.

Please take a look at the links below:

VH1 Save the Music – Benefits to the Brain
VH1 Save the Music – Benefits of Music
NPR.org – This is your brain - This is your brain on music
NAMM Foundation – Why Music Matters

Strait, Slater, O’Connell, Kraus - Music training relates to the development of neural mechanisms of selective auditory attention. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Kraus, Strait - Emergence of biological markers of musicianship with school-based music instruction. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Kraus, Slater - Music and language: relations and disconnections. in The Human Auditory System: Fundamental Organization and Clinical Disorders, 3rd Series.

Skoe, Krizman, Spitzer, Kraus - Prior experience biases subcortical sensitivity to sound patterns. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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