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20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

This article originally appeared on the Bachelors Degree website.<p>Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an …

The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents

Whether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. …

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Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?

The figures look so good, it’s no wonder that they’re trumpeted by the National Association for Music Education. “On the 2012 SAT,” the organization …

Making Music Boosts Brain's Language Skills

Do you have trouble hearing people talk at cocktail parties? Try practicing the piano before you leave the house.<p>Musicians—from karaoke singers to professional cello players—are better able to hear targeted sounds in a noisy environment, according to new research that adds to evidence that music …

Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind

Nearly 20 years ago a small study advanced the notion that listening to Mozart’s <i>Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major</i> could boost mental functioning. It …

Playing musical instrument 'sharpens mind' says St Andrews study

<b>Playing an instrument could sharpen the mind, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers at the University of St Andrews said their findings showed musicians were quicker to pick up mistakes and correct them.<p>The study adds to previous studies linking musical skills with mental and physical well-being.<p>The …

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The Value of the Arts in Education & Life

Stephanie Milling<p>As a university administrator and associate professor, I frequently interact with parents who visit our campus with respective …

Recycled Orchestra turns garbage into beautiful music

Cateura, in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Paraguay's capital Asuncion, is a slum. The residents live on a massive landfill, picking through the refuse for items to recycle and sell. A place where a violin would be worth more than a house, is, perhaps, the last place you'd expect to find an …

The Case For The Arts In Overhauling Education

One of the ongoing debates in education is whether so much testing in schools is taking away time for young people to develop their own critical thinking and creativity. At the same time, the White House has talked about the importance of innovation when it comes to staying competitive in the …