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Singing Is More Than Just Enjoyment; 

It Is An Education.


As we’ve seen across the nation, the arts are typically the first thing to go in favor of endeavors that have a higher perceived short term benefit (e.g. higher test scores, more enrollment, more revenue). Long-term, less quantifiable benefits are overlooked. Interestingly, a recent Gallup Study shows that Americans hold music and music-making in high regard, and that everyone can enjoy the proven benefits of music, especially youth.

Mental Health
& Self-Esteem
  • Relieves stress

  • Creates a sense of accomplishment

  • Provides life-long enjoyment

  • Improves idea expression

Social & Familial
  • Develops teamwork skills

  • Helps make friends

  • Brings families together

  • Creates a universal bond

  • Fosters cooperation w/teachers and peers

Education &
  • ​Necessary to be well-rounded

  • Improves intellectual development

  • Raises grades and keeps kids motivated

  • Improves spatial-temporal skills necessary in architecture, math, engineering, art, gaming and working with computers

  • Many believe we are born with Inherent Musical Capabilities: Responses to music are immediate and instinctive, not learned 


  • Brain Anatomy And Development:
    Actively participate in musical activities starting by age 2 to alter anatomy and brain development

  • Students who participate in music instruction score significantly higher, and act significantly better, in a variety of other areas:​

    • IQ Scores

    • Creativity

    • Coordination and Motor Skills

  • Significantly increases SAT scores

    • 61% Higher on Verbal

    • 42% Higher on Math​

  • Improves English and Math grades

    • ​22% Higher in English

    • 20% Higher In Math​

  • 73% less likely to have discipline problems

Sources: Lewis Thomas, Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, Arts Education Partnership, Columbia Univ., ’94 and ‘99; SAT Source, College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT; Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, NJ, 1999; Frances Rauscher, Ph.D., Gordon Shaw, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1994;

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