Studies into the Benefits of Music Education
(“The Benefits of Music on Child Development,”MENC)
As music educator we can attest to the many long term benefits to music education on the developing individual. We live it: we see it every day!
I recently came across an article that listed a number of studies that have been done and the wonderful benefits to students of this glorious profession of ours!
In children, studies have shown some of the benefits to include:
Higher SAT Scores
Higher Test Scores
Higher Reading Scores
Most Med Students
I believe that it also teachers’ students the skills to function better as part of a team and there is no doubt in my mind that it raises their self-esteem!
Children/Students are not the only ones who benefit from music education. It would appear that music has the power to improve the health of the elderly.
In adults, studies have shown some of the benefits to include:
Lowers temp, blood pressure, etc.
Helps Alzheimer Patients
Helps Stroke Patients
Lessens Depression, Loneliness
The full article and the supporting studies can be found at Benefits of Music Education