"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreasm in music. I see my life in terms of music." -Albert Einstein
As students prepare to compete in the workplace, the ability to think creativity is crucial. Employers identify creativity as an essential skill for success. The study of an instrument promotes this skill.
“One of our greatest assets in this country is the talented children who devote their early lives to music. This is a great, and I think, vital force in American life.” -Pres. John F. Kennedy
According to John Hopkins Medical researchers, playing music is a great tool to keep your brain engaged and active. It provides a total brain workout!
"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." -Billy Joel
The College Board identifies music as one of the six basic academic subject areas students should study in order to thrive in college.
"I don't think I'd have been president if I didn't have the gift of school music when I was a boy." -Pres. Bill Clinton
Performing music exercises the brain and strengthens the synapses between brain cells. What is important is not how well a student plays but rather the simultaneous engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect.
“Music is more potent than any other form of education because rhythms and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” -Plato
One final thought...
A survey of colleges showed that there is 7 times more music scholarships than athletic scholarships...