Study after study proves that regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students do better in school than those who have no music involvement. Whether it is improved spatial-temporal reasoning, which is integral to mathematics, or repetition of tunes and melodies, which is integral to verbal memory, learning, playing and creating music benefits children in many ways.
This article from SpreadMusicNow, in Connecticut, USA, argues that funding music programmes which foster an appreciation for music, will help children reap the rewards of improved academic performance, awakened creativity, heightened self-esteem, and an overall sense of accomplishment.
Cuts in school music education programmes in the USA have left many students with minimal exposure to the arts. SpreadMusicNow is committed to filling this gap by funding music programmes that foster continual learning and which put students on a clear path to college, career, and life success.