Organizing and implementing a successful school program requires a variety of resources. Monetary resources, talented staff and teacher, willing participants. In music programs across North America, a sad reality has surfaced in the past few years: budgetary cuts have taken a toll on the potential success of some music programs.
To most of us, this is seen as a tragedy. To some teachers, this is seen as a challenge that can be overcome. One believer in the benefits of music education went as far as to conduct independent scientific research with the hopes of showing the benefits of music education on students; the study was completed to try to prove to the local school board that by cutting the arts from the general budget, there are more losses than gains. The results of the study will surprise you!
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