Keeping Music Alive is More Important Than Ever
With school music programs constantly being cut and technology rapidly increasing the output of industries, it is more important than ever for music programs to be alive. Music is proven to have positive effects on student’s learning ability and overall outcome in life. Studies show that schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.