Our rental season is in full swing. If you have a student interested in learning a new instrument and you are not sure about the benefits and importance of learning an instrument you might want to know that:
+ Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of community (Nature Neuroscience, April 2007).
+ Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons (Arete Music Academy. "Statistical benefits of music in education." Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014).
+ Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students (3rd graders) who participate in high-quality music programs score higher on reading and spelling tests (Hille, Katrin, et al. "Associations between music education, intelligence, and spelling ability in elementary school." Adv Cogn Psychol 7, 2011: 1–6. Web. Accessed February 24, 2015).
These are just a FEW of the MANY benefits of a music education! NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants) has posted an article listing all of the benefits. You can view it by clicking/viewing the article here.
Read the article and come on into JW Music to get your student involved in your school's music education program!