Why Music?

2023 -2024
'The Last Repair Shop' wins Oscar for best documentary short

We’re Teaching Music to Kids All Wrong






Why Music Education Is Important




Study Explores Relationship Between Music Education and Academic Performance


What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art


Google Finds STEM Skills Aren't the Most Important Skills


Derelict School Becomes a National Leader by Making a Surprising Subject Compulsory


Music Training Can Change Children's Brain Structure and Boost Decision-Making Network




The Lifelong Effects of Music and Arts Classes 


A Child's Brain Develops Faster with Exposure to Music


Music Improves the Brain


A Parent's Guide to Music Practicing


How to Advocate for Music Education (Even When You Have No Idea How to Do So) 


Marching Band: The Art that Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know about Life 


Why We Need Music in our Schools


How Music Can Improve Memory


Can Music Help Low-Income Kids Close the Academic Gap




Why I'm Glad I Participated in My School's Music Program


5 Ways to Support Your Music Program


Learning an Instrument also Teaches Life Lessons


3 Reasons Why Now More Than Ever America Needs Music in Its Schools


Why Kids Need Music in Their Life


Music Hits a High Note in Education - Finally!


How Music Trumps Reading for Childhood Development


A Teacher's Perspective:  The Power of Music


A Thank You Letter to High School Marching Band


Why I'd Spend a Lot More Time Practicing Scales If I Could Do It All Over Again


Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently - In a Good Way


3 Ways It Takes a Community to Develop a Great Music Program


Why is Music Education Important


Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration


Why Scheduling More Performances Will Save Your Child's Life (and Your Music Program)


Music Lessons Spur Emotional and Behavioral Growth in Children, New Study Says


The Top Reasons College Band Kids Are Successful after College


Apparently the Cool Kids Were in High School Band After All


Band Demand: High School Marching Band Programs Require Discipline, Pride


Who Actually Quits Musical Instrument Instruction - Children or Their Parents?


3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument


6 Invaluable Lessons All Marching Band Directors Teach Their Students


Why Should I Send My Child to Private Music Lessons?


High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains 


6 Things I Learned from My High School Band Director


Cognitive Benefits of Being a Musician


Six Reasons Why the Arts Are the Ideal Vehicle to Teach 21st Century Success Skills


Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You


Why Music? Why Band?


Is Music the Key to Success?


Playing Chamber Music Is the Best Way for Children to Learn an Instrument


Student Has Amazing Breakthrough by Doing What Teacher Says


An End-of-Year Letter to New Music Parents


A Musical Fix for American Schools


Bringing Back What Works in Education


Marching Beyond Halftime


Musicians Have Better Long-term Memory


9 Common Lessons of Music Education that Translate into Success


20 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools


We're All on the Same Team


Music Is Food for the Soul, Not Fodder for Learning Standards


Let the Kid Study Music, Already!


The Extraordinary Benefits of Music Education


Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn from Jazz Musicians


How Music Can Improve Memory


Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?


Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say


5 Reasons Why Music Classes Are the Best Test Prep for Your Kids


New Evidence of Mental Benefits from Musical Training


What Everybody Ought to Know about Band


Two Million Reasons Why Band Kids Are So Responsible


Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain


How Music Education Powers the STEAM Movement


Musicians are Probably Smarter Than the Rest of Us


Music Education Starts Early with Parents as Key Partners


The Benefits of Music Education


Using Music to Close the Academic Gap


The Importance of Music Education in Schools


Twelve Benefits of Music Education


Music Education and Childhood Brain Development


Why Does Music Make Us Feel?


Lessons from My Band Director


8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits Our Brains


Why Music Majors Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs 


Art Is Vital


Arts: The Full Value of Music Education


Music Changes the Way You Think


Musical Training Increases Blood Flow to the Left Side of the Brain


What Is Music and the Arts' Place in the Real Mission of Our Education System?


The Value of Music


The Best Extra-Curricular Activity at Most High Schools Is Band, Particularly Marching Band


18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument


Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?


How Brains See Music as Language


Educators Say that High School Band Students Have the Advantage in Several Ways


What Percentage of Students are "Meant" to Be Playing a Musical Instrument in School?


Why Extra Curricular Activities Aren't Extra


3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Kids When They Start a Musical Instrument


Ten Reasons Why People Who Learn Music Are More Likely to Be Successful


Music Education Improves Students' Academic Performance, but Active Participation Is Required 


Why Musicians Are Better Multitaskers


Study: Two Years of Music Education Improves Reading, Speech


Study: Music Really Does Make Kids Smarter  


Even a Few Years of Music Training Benefits the Brain


Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than the Rest of Us


My View:  Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in Music Class


Op-Ed: Music in the Schools Teaches Lifelong Lessons 


Why Your Teen Should Join Marching Band 


10+ Values Marching Band Students Learn


New Evidence Links Music Education, Higher Test Scores


How Music Technology Can Boost Student Skills


Hearing the Music, Honing the Mind


A Very Cool Look at High School marching Bands


10 Fastest Growing Jobs in the USA 


Children's Ability to Follow a Beat May Impact Reading, Language Skills   






Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks on the Benefit of Music


Jack Stamp "Why Music Matters"




Why an "A" Is Not Enough


Parents Talk to Parents about Music


Dan Levitin: Music and the Brain


The Value of the Arts as a Community Investment


I Make My Children Do Music


How Playing and Instrument Benefits Your Brain


The Effects of Music on the Brain


Music Education and the Brain


Music Education Advocacy Video


Richard Gill - The Value of Music Education


Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv


Why Music


What If Every Child Had Access to Music Education from Birth?


Be Part of the Music


Did You Know?


Music Education Advocacy