Kids who study MUSIC do better in SCHOOL and in LIFE!
RHYTHM helps students learn fractions better! After learning eighth, quarter, half and whole notes, 2nd and 3rd graders scored 100% higher than their peers who were taught fractions using traditional methods. Neurological Research, March 15, 1999
SECOND GRADERS DO SIXTH GRADE MATH– 2nd grade students who were given four months of piano keyboard training, as well as time using math puzzle software, scored 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children who received no special instruction. They were also able
to solve proportional math problems at a 6th grade level.
Keeping Mozart in Mind, Academic Press
MUSIC MAKES THE BRAIN GROW– Childhood music lessons actually enlarge the brain. German researchers found that the brain area used to analyze musical pitch is an average of 25% larger in musicians. The younger the musical training begins, the larger the area.
Nature, April 23, 1998
MUSIC STUDENTS SCORE HIGHER SATs– College-bound seniors who’d had school music experience scored 52 points higher on the verbal portion of the SATs and 37 points higher in math
(89 points combined) than those without instruction.
Profiles of the SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, 1998
PIANO RAISES CONCEPTUAL MATH SCORES– U. of California, Irvine found that after six months of piano lessons, preschoolers performed 34% higher on spatial-temporal testing than those who
received no training and those who received computer training.
Neurological Research, February 28, 1997
SUBSTANCE ABUSE LOWEST IN MUSIC STUDENTS– A Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse report showed that “secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest
lifetime and current use of all substances,” (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs).
Houston Chronicle, January 11, 1998