Research studies from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. have proven what we know from anecdotal evidence – music is good for kids.
Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science – Forbes magazine
The power of music: how it can benefit health – Medical News Today
Family medicine music to former Oakville teacher’s ears – Inside Halton
The more kids play and perform, the more they are able to absorb the myriad of benefits – transferable skills like self-confidence, focus, collaboration, leadership, time management, organization and more; more likely to get good grades, be on the honour roll, get accepted to university, be offered scholarships; be more well-rounded and attractive to employers both now and in the future.
Resources for Music Educators and Parent Advocates:
Midwest Band Clinic (Chicago)
People for Education (Canada)