Music and the Mind: The Benefits of Music Education

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In recent years, there have been many important studies completed on the many benefits of music on young minds. There are many cognitive and social benefits including an increase in test scores, a better understanding of math, science, and language.

This video, from PBS, explains how important the benefits of music education are to a young mind, yet there is another part to the story. There has been a steady DECLINE in funding for music education across North American schools.

Enjoy this great video, please share it with your friends. This message must be spread to others.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education-jan-june14-harmony_01-04/

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About mymuco1

Ian Green wears hats in many areas of the music industry including: co-founder of a technology start-up company that designs music education tools for mobile devices and the internet; music educator; music festival adjudicator; professional classical and jazz pianist; member in good standing of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of provincial council of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (C.M.F.A.A.) Thanks!
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7 Responses to Music and the Mind: The Benefits of Music Education

  1. Music as a subject is the binding glue for which we learn literacy, numeracy, history, geography, science and more.
    Our intuitiveness develops from it; also, the development of our interpersonal skills grow from musically learning and performing in collaborative musical groups learning not only a musical language but also reinforcing our social and community skills.
    To save dollars, we are educationally, intellectually, emotionally and socially impoverishing our students.
    Music is the saviour of our souls, the freedom of our speech and the reflection of our culture.
    Politicians you can save money but you are stealing our personal identities!
    Dr Sylvana Augustyniak
    International music researcher, academic writer, educator.

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