Research studies from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. have proven what we know from anecdotal evidence – music is good for kids.

Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery – NPR

Musician Plays Her Violin During Brain Surgery – NPR

Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science – Forbes magazine

Why one school board believes studying music is essential for all – CBC

Success in Music. Success in Life. It’s no coincidence.

The power of music: how it can benefit health – Medical News Today

The 18 Wonderful Ways Music Affects the Brain – NuMusician

Family medicine music to former Oakville teacher’s ears – Inside Halton

Music Lessons for Children – How Kids Benefit from Music Education

Boost Memory and Learning with Music – PBS

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools – NAfME

Music Makes Us research study – Nashville school board

Associations Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement – UBC, spring 2019

Music Boosts Test Scores – University of Kansas

Relationships between Fine Arts Course Enrollment and Middle School and High School Academic Ratings – Texas public schools

Facts and Insights on the Benefits of Music Study – National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it – UK Guardian newspaper, about Feversham Primary Academy

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.

Articles by Bandology Staff:

The Long-Term Value of Music Education – presented at the HDSB PIC conference, October 19, 2019

Build Your Music Program with Community Collaboration – presented at the OMEA conference, November 3, 2018

A Student Perspective on Music Festivals – by Lucas Redwood

My Teen Tour Experience – by Lucas Redwood

Resources for Music Educators and Parent Advocates:

Ontario Music Educators Association

Midwest Band Clinic (Chicago)

National Association for Music Education (U.S.)

People for Education (Canada)

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