Making Music Matters


Children involved in music benefit in numerous ways…

  • music activities involve sight, sound, movement and emotion which promotes healthy brain development in infants
  • parent participation programs facilitate bonding and parent involvement in their children’s music education
  • research has revealed that making music early in life develops areas of the brain that are involved in language and reasoning
  • music education encourages creative thinking giving children the tools to effectively solve problems, adapt to new situations and generate new ideas
  • students involved in music education have higher success rates in school due in part to the cognitive benefits of music learning
  • facilitates positive social interaction among peers
  • the study of a musical instrument often requires long term studies and great attention to detail, giving children a strong work ethic, discipline and dedication
  • builds self-confidence and self-esteem through overcoming challenges such as performing in front of an audience
  • promotes a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of music and arts
  • offers a healthy way for children and youth to express their emotions
  • profoundly affects our mood; making or listening to music can alleviate stress and even release mood enhancing endorphins

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