Music Education is a Necessity

The fight for music education in schools is not for the faint of heart. Some of us have been lucky enough to grow up in a public magnet school and have no realized what life without that opportunity would have been like.

Music in schools has an endless amount of benefits. Courtesy of BIVEM, Some of our very favorite facts regarding the intersection of music & education including the following.

- Music helps develop language and reasoning skillsStockSnap_POB23XD1WR.jpg
- Music improves memory.
- Increased coordination.
- Students develop higher standards in their work. 
- Music students learn self discipline. 
- Students have better SAT scores.
- Music builds teamwork.
- Music develops creative thinking.

According to the Gallup Organization, regarding the number of students who play an instrument, the answer is the following "slightly more than one in two, or 54 percent of households surveyed, have a member who plays a musical instrument. In 48 percent of households, where at least one person played an instrument, there were two or more additional members who also played an instrument , according to the survey." Additionally, Gallup also placed a study that informed the public that "95 percent of Americans believe that music is a key component in a child's well-rounded education."

Keeping music and any other creative art form in the schools is extremely crucial. It gives the power of the ability to create into the child's hands. They realize that they can create something gorgeous out of thin air, by pressing their fingers onto piano keys or plucking a string.

Additionally, creativity can be a stress reliever from the everyday chaos of life. It creates a safe space for the player, where they can be productive and also bond with others around them over something beautiful!