Statistical benefits of music in education

Statistical benefits of music in education

  1. Children who are involved in music lessons show greater brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
  2. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
  3. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
  4. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90. 2 percent graduation rate and 93. 9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72. 9 percent graduation and 84. 9 percent attendance.
  5. 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.
  6. In the past, students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
  7. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.


Source: Kent State University’s Online Masters Degree in Music Education